Read in December 2008
Washington Irving painted beautifully detailed scenes of rural New England. He also had a healthy sense of humor and wit. This story read like it was being narrated by the fireside in a tavern or pub on a blustery autumn evening.
I read the edition available from Project Gutenberg (click on the book cover at left for more information).
Reflections in light of the new Fox series “Sleepy Hollow” …
The television show bears little resemblance to Irving’s story, but it does provide some entertaining juxtapositions. And it appeases my continuing fascination with fiction loosely based on the American Revolution, but in this case, spiced up with Revelation as well.
GR Status Updates:
|11/29/2008||page 7||6.48%||“Barely got started last night on this ebook via my BlackBerry when I fell asleep.”|
|12/01/2008||page 33||30.56%||“About a third of the way through this classic.”|
|12/03/2008||page 87||80.56%||“Almost got this finished this morning. Will probably fall asleep to it again tonight.”|