Cloudsplitter eBook ñ Paperback

[Reading] ➺ Cloudsplitter By Russell Banks – Qqpkv1.me A triumph of the imagination rich in incident and beautiful in its detail Cloudsplitter brings to life one of history's legendary figures John Brown whose passion to abolish slavery lit the fires of t[Reading] Cloudsplitter By Russell Banks Qqpkv1.me A triumph of the imagination rich in incident and beautiful in its detail Cloudsplitter brings to life one of h.

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Cloudsplitter eBook ñ Paperback Russell Banks is a member of the International Parliament of Writers and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters His work has been translated into twenty languages and has received numerous international prizes and awards He has written fiction and recently non fiction with Dreaming up America His main works include the novels Continental Drift Rule of the Bone Cloudsplit.

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  • Richard Derus

    Cloudsplitter eBook ñ Paperback cloudsplitter mobile, Cloudsplitter PDFEPUBRating 5 of fiveOn my birthday in 1999 I got a call from a childhood friend informing me that my mother had had a debilitating stroke I started planning my trip back to my hometown calling in favors and loans and generally mobilizing my support system I was on a plane two weeks later accompanied by this bookIt was a godsend A story I knew told by a storyteller I trusted My next two months were complicated and unpleasant involving upheavals betrayals endings and beginnings that contained the s


  • Krok Zero

    Cloudsplitter eBook ñ Paperback cloudsplitter mobile, Cloudsplitter PDFEPUBFinally finished this ginormous tome after dipping in and out of it for months I have mixed feelings Subject matter's fascinating of course radical abolitionist and Christian fundamentalist John Brown raises his family to be a cult of anti slavery soldiers culminating in the failed attempt at a slave revolt in Harpers Ferry VA one of the big road to the Civil War events in your American history textbooks The big unaskedunanswered uestion the book poses is this why did it take a religious nutjob kamikaze terrorist to take serious action against slavery There were other white abolitionists of course but they were basically journalists and theoreticians not men of action The only white dude in America to hold true moral convictions about the evil of slavery was a mad dervish who murdered innocent people then led himself and his sons on a Wild Bunch style suicide missionBanks tells the tale from the perspective of Brown's son Owen the


  • Larry Bassett

    Cloudsplitter eBook ñ Paperback cloudsplitter mobile, Cloudsplitter PDFEPUBIt took me three years to read this book But really it said on the shelf for a good chunk of that time until I finally admitted that I was going to have to get the audible book to finish it off And so I did This is a long book Not three years long but pretty long And like is often the case with historical fiction I am not uite sure what is historical and what is fiction This is a story told by Owen Brown the last remaining son of the infamous John Brown Who met his end at Harpers Ferry I didn't know much about John Brown beyond Harpers Ferry but this book pretty much takes you through his life I would call him a religio


  • Snotchocheez

    Cloudsplitter eBook ñ Paperback cloudsplitter mobile, Cloudsplitter PDFEPUBCloudsplitter a fictional novel about the the abolitionist John Brown is as painful to review as it is at times to read Clearly this 750 page behemoth is a labor of love for author Russell Banks as exhaustive and as detailed as the events in John Brown's life are depicted you can't help but feel that Banks lived sleeped breathedwell completely inhabited John Brown and his family particularly the narrator his third son Owen Brown The book however is simultaneously beautiful AND boring thought provoking AND mind numbing true to life AND fanciful brilliant AND mundane The problem might lie in the manner Banks chooses to portray this story through a vast meandering recollection of son Owen Brown who nearly 40 years after the anti slavery uprising movement ended is approached by an historian to provide an ac


  • Stephen Wallant

    Cloudsplitter eBook ñ Paperback cloudsplitter mobile, Cloudsplitter PDFEPUBI just think you NEED to understand something OK this book is just great Now now we all know the Reserve sucked ass And I said The Darling was great and it was but this was A THOUSAND TIMES BETTER There are not enough stars in all of the rating systems in all the world to say what a great novel we have on our hands here Cloudsplitter is the English translation of the Irouois word for Mount Marcy the tallest mountain of the Adirondacks Really incredible up there So Banks has some descriptions of the Adirondacks in full summer riot and it's spot on Something about the Adirondacks kind of having to blow its wad uick bc summer is so short in the high peaks Now


  • Samantha

    Cloudsplitter eBook ñ Paperback cloudsplitter mobile, Cloudsplitter PDFEPUBI first discovered Russell Banks when I encountered Lost Memory of Skin about a year ago Topically they're very differe


  • Ned

    Cloudsplitter eBook ñ Paperback cloudsplitter mobile, Cloudsplitter PDFEPUBHistorical fiction doesn't always work for me but this was superb and all subseuent Russell Banks haven't uite lived up to it for me anyway Hearing the story from the less gifted son Owen of the abolitionist John Brown really worked in this novel Much has been written of the history of


  • Wilhelmina Jenkins

    Cloudsplitter eBook ñ Paperback cloudsplitter mobile, Cloudsplitter PDFEPUBI'm between a four and a five star rating but I'll go for the five This book was an amazing ride As long a book as this was I never wanted to stop reading


  • Mark

    Cloudsplitter eBook ñ Paperback cloudsplitter mobile, Cloudsplitter PDFEPUB“Of all the animals on this planet we are surely the nastiest the most deceitful the most murderous and vile Despite our God or because of him Both”  John Brown Those simple words still conjure up so many conflicting images abolitionist terrorist crusader madman insurrectionist and martyr It still resonates a century and a half after his deathThere have been many books written on Brown and this is Banks epic take on this man's story It is told entirely through the eyes of his third son Owen who somehow survived and escaped the raid on Harper's Ferry He spent the rest of his life as a sheepherder in CaliforniaYes this is fiction something clearly stated in the foreward but the amount of research Banks must have mounted is truly astounding and his writing is robust fluid and beautifully rendered A true labor of love An over looked American classic“ We pass between sea and sky with unaccountable humiliating ease as if there were n


  • Amerynth

    Cloudsplitter eBook ñ Paperback cloudsplitter mobile, Cloudsplitter PDFEPUBSprawling historical novel that follows the tale of Owen Brown the son of John Brown the abolitionist that led the raid at Harper's Ferry The story is really bogged down in pages and pages of useless detail nearly 30 pages describing the family's financial situation in Ohio that uickly becomes repetitive Oddly enough the novel suffers from the opposite problem too it jumps to a new storyline with no build up whatsoever Owen suddenly beats up a man on his farm for no apparent reason then suddenly is in love with the man's wife a few pages later a wife he's never spoken to in nearly 500 pages of text a few pages later he wasn't in love after all The book really needs a good and thorough edit


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