Friday, June 3, 2011

The Virginian

Author: Owen Wister
Genre: Western, adventure, life, light romance
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 6.5
Type: Fiction
Number of pages: 367
Time period: 1800's
Main characters: The Virginian, others
Exciting events: Gun battles, etc.
My overall opinion: It was okay. I believe that it is considered something of a classic, but I hadn't heard of it before. I had to work to read it, though that may certainly be because I had more interesting things to read. A good story, a little long-winded. At the end I read that Mr. Wister had originally written several shorter stories and combined them into this one big one. Looking back, yeah, it was a little dis-connected in places, where a story would have no pertinence to the rest of the story. Make sense?

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