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05-24-2005, 06:07 PM
I just love this Scott book. It has always been my favourite. The thing about Scott is that he can be tedious; but there are moments of magnificence which you go back and read time and time again. The action explodes and nothing can stop it. Like the chapel scene, which has always been a favourite of mine. Or the part where Richard almost cuts of Kenneth's head. Or where Kenneth has an interview with Edith, but isn't allowed to speak to her. Or in Waverly, where he almost comes to blows with Fergus. Or in Rob Roy, the duel or the scary scene where Helen Macgregor threatens to kill Francis and the Bailie. Or in Quentin Durward, where he rescues Isabelle from the burning castle. Or in Ivanhoe, scenes with the Templar and Rebecca clashing like sparks; or my all-time favourite, the hilarious Friar Tuck-King Richard scenes. And so many more I can't count them...

11-20-2005, 08:38 PM
That's so awesome! My sister always tells me that no one reads Scott (I'm a huge fan), but you completely summed up the best part of each story. My favorite scenes are between the Templar and Rebecca.

11-29-2009, 11:49 AM
Walter Scott is the greatest. My grandmother's set of Scott novels has been around
the house since she died. I recently started reading from the set: Ivanhoe, Rob Roy,
and The Talisman. By far, the Talisman stands out as a great read. I am also interesting
in playwrighting and movie writing. Scott is really valuable in that sense. His books are
like finished movie scripts.
Here's my tip for Scott readers, and I read it by pure chance: The Betrothed. You won't regret it!