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 Posted: Wed Apr 29th, 2009 12:31 am
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Have any of you read The March: A Novel by E.L. Doctorow?

This book is a fictional adventure as civilians and military meet and mingle along Sherman's march through Georgia and the Carolinas. The characters are very interesting and not what I call stock characters. The story is tragic, of course and filled, with so much hardship it does take energy to read. It is also detail-filled. Doctorow must have done much research about the life, culture and times of that epoch.

It was a best seller several years back and there was much talk of making it into a movie. It could have been a good movie, but maybe too dismal if the book were followed too closely.

I'm not a big fan of Civil War fiction, but this is one book about a facet of the war that I would like to read again sometime. 

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