Thirteen Moons: A Novel

Thirteen Moons: A Novel - Charles Frazier There is a review of Thirteen Moons at About that I agree with for the most part — the novel builds your expectations for a story of (failed) romance, but instead becomes, in its last third, a sort of fictional autobiography in which the narrator, Will Cooper, seems content to reside in reflection and quirk much more so than his persona does in that great first portion. I agree too that it had the potential to surpass [book: Cold Mountain]. That said, the novel is still greatly evocative of lives and lifestyles lost to the progress of westward-bound Americans. My only complaint is that I wish Frazier had seemingly taken as much time to conclude this great story as he did to build it.