Kinx's Book Nook: Throwback Thursday (11): Cold Mountain

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Throwback Thursday (11): Cold Mountain

Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books.
It’s the nature of book blogging to focus mainly on new releases, but there are thousands of great books out there that haven’t seen the “New Releases” shelf in years. We hope to be able to bring attention to some older titles that may not be at the top of the current bestseller list, but still deserve a spot in your To-Be-Read pile.
You don’t have to be a book blogger to participate! You can put up a Throwback Thursday post on your non-bookish blog; or if you don’t have a blog at all, just use the comments to tell us about a book you remember fondly.
My Throwback Thursday:

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
Originally published in 1997

The hero of Charles Frazier's first novel is Inman, a disillusioned Confederate soldier who has failed to die as expected after being seriously wounded in battle during the last days of the Civil War. Rather than waiting to be redeployed to the front, the soul-sick Inman deserts, and embarks on a dangerous and lonely odyssey through the devastated South, heading home to North Carolina and seeking only to be reunited with his beloved, Ada, who has herself been struggling to maintain the family farm she inherited. Cold Mountain is a deeply-imagined addition to the literature of one of the most transformational periods in American history.

Why do I love this book? Because it's a beautiful depiction of the American Civil War. The movie did not do it justice. 


  1. Isn't there a movie of this? I have always wanted to read the book before seeing the movie because the story sounds so passionate and intense! Thanks for sharing :)
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  2. Great pick! I never saw the movie, but I bet the book would definitely be better. Thanks for sharing it. :)

  3. Haven't read this but have heard it's the saddest book EVER! I saw the movie and it was way tragic, so I believe it. Wouldn't mind reading it, though. :D

  4. Ohhhhh I saw the movie and it completely tore me up inside. It still haunts me when I think about it. I don't know if I could handle the book, but I can see how you'd love it.


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