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What would have made She better?
Over the top depiction / dialogue with She. It seemed to never end. Very monotonous. It really doesn't matter how it could be better, it was written a long time ago and the style is really not appealing to me.
What could Henry Rider Haggard have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?
Shortened it. Removed at least half of the dialogue.
What does Peter Joyce bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
He does do a great job providing some sort of anticipation and emotion to this story. His soupy interpretation of the nice She, gets very tiresome.
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from She?
I would shorten all of the dialogue between She and the main character. Too much philosophy.
Any additional comments?
I read this because I am reading the top 100 best sellers. I can only guess that this book made it to the list because countless universities have had it on their required reading list for decades. I don't think this one would get the popular vote. If you like weird, dated, philosophical, mish mash, this is the book for you. The entertainment factor is absent.
I was looking for a great adventure novel and deafly found what I was looking for in this book. Full of mistory, exploration and fantasy this book kept me listening for hours on end till I was done. The writing is intriguing and the narrator does a great job of expressing the emotions of the characters. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.
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