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Essays on GMB and his work
Friedhoff, age 15, from The Netherlands chose Vinland
for a class assignment. Here are extracts from his book report.
I really liked the book because there was no shortage of action. From the first till the last page it was a nice book to read. All the travels to distant places, several struggles for the governance of Orkney and the description of the interesting life of Ranald himself make a perfect combination. The book isnít the most difficult adult title, but I wouldnít say that it belongs to the adolescent section either. Itís a kind of hybrid-version, it is too easy for adult but too difficult for 16/17 year olds.
The author also uses a fair amount of sailing and agricultural terms which makes it more difficult to read, but you just got to get the hang of it or just read past it. Therefore I recommend it to anyone who is interested, both adults and adolescents, because itís just beautiful to read about the sea and distant islands like that.
The book is so good that it made me forget everything around me and in my opinion thatís the sign of a great book: you forget everything else while youíre reading and you donít want to stop till youíve finished the book.
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