|Reviews for Winter 1877, date unknown|
| MelodyWinters 10/18/09 . chapter 1
Wow. This is brillant! Great job :D
| JimandArtie4ever 1/22/09 . chapter 1
A great story. Very good.
| RancidFarce 9/25/07 . chapter 1
Thank you for writing this piece. It was worth the time and effort to read. As I have little knowledge of historical American literature, I can offer very little in terms of my opinion on the vocabulary used. From my limited knowledge, I was pleased to see consistent use of archaic and semi-archaic language to detail the content of this piece.
My only point of critique is that it might be appropriate in a piece like this to simplify the prose. In the film, Nathan Algren rejects the idea of being a writer. Even though the narratives that his character gives might seem to be more complex than something truly contemporary, it is a thought that might be valid.
...of course it may also be that Algren, as a character, had difficulty spelling.
But I am glad to see that you seem to have little difficulty with spelling, grammar, or execution of the English language. :) This piece has shown that - well done.
| Samuraiko 2/28/07 . chapter 1
| Kiwiprince 5/5/06 . chapter 1
This is really god, sounds as if it was taken straight from the movie and if I hadn't watched it I would believe it had. Great job and keep up the good writing.
| Don113 4/3/06 . chapter 1
One word can describe this adequately: Brilliant!
| AikidoChick21 11/2/05 . chapter 1
Very nice. I liked the metaphors and insights on Western culture that you employed through Algren's P.O.V. It was very contemplative and I love that you keep the date a mystery.
Also, I thought that the you keep Algren in perfect character throughout the entire piece. I could hear his voice clearly reciting every bit of this. Wonderful job!
| Little Raven-Hawk 10/18/05 . chapter 1
this was great...written very well. It seems like it should be in the movie...you should think about writing as a career if you have not already...you have much talent...anyway...I loved it...
| Dreaming n Watercolors 4/24/05 . chapter 1
Excellent! This reads just as if Nathan had written this himself. I'm glad they finally made a section for this wonderful movie!
| Kaykoha Ayanithne 3/29/05 . chapter 1
wow, very good. i just saw the movie, and i think this would have made a vary good, believable entry. it gives Algren's perspective well and captures his thoughts and your understanding superbly
| Happy Pappy 3/20/05 . chapter 1
Awesome. This sounds just like something Algren would write. Good, short fic.
| Det0x45 3/11/05 . chapter 1
Well, I liked how you really got the angst and confusion of him. It's funny though how I saw that this is the only story at this time for The Last Samurai, I guess i'll have to write on now, LOL. Good job, keep up the writing.
| Saavik13 3/11/05 . chapter 1
I quite enjoyed this entry. The language is in keeping with the film, which is hard to do. Period writting is a challenge.
thank you for writting this.
| bluehazegrl 3/10/05 . chapter 1
This was very well written. Keep up the wonderful work.
| TreeHugger 3/2/05 . chapter 1
This was absolutely perfect! It could easily have been lifted from Nathan Algren's diary. The words you chose are perfect,the cadence exactly the way Algren's journal entries were. I liked your use of the black and white pieces on a chess board, though I also thought of the Tai Ji, the icon for Yin/Yang. Perhaps Algren is the chessboard, and the pieces are both sides of himself, and his coming to be Katusura's prisoner has brought him to a place of balance at last. This was most excellent indeed! :) Bravo!