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The Winter Soldier


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Did the intensely graphic descriptions of the hospital make it difficult for you to keep reading?

Created: 10/11/18

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teacher reader

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Was this a difficult read?

Did the intensely graphic descriptions of the hospital make it difficult for you to keep reading?


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kimk

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RE: Was this a difficult read?

I didn't have a problem with the graphic nature of the descriptions. I might be a terrible person, but this type of thing doesn't bother me at all, just as long as no animals are harmed!


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Carol Rainer

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RE: Did the intensely graphic descriptions of the hospital make it difficult for you to keep reading?

No - not at all - it was an integral part of the whole story.


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lilliantpr

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RE: Did the intensely graphic descriptions of the hospital make it difficult for you to keep reading?

Not at all, on the contrary, it made the story so much interesting, it was part of the characters in this Novel.


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RE: Did the intensely graphic descriptions of the hospital make it difficult for you to keep reading?

I enjoyed it for it made the novel feel so authentic. I truly felt like I was there.


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millicentg

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RE: Did the intensely graphic descriptions of the hospital make it difficult for you to keep reading?

I was listening to these parts of the book and it was disturbing to hear it read aloud. I think it became more real than when I am in control of the actual reading myself.


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vivianh

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RE: Did the intensely graphic descriptions of the hospital make it difficult for you to keep reading?

Not at all. I found it fascinating. At least they had carbolic available! Thanks to Clara Barton & Florence Nightingale, war time surgical units had improved survival of soldiers!


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scgirl

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RE: Did the intensely graphic descriptions of the hospital make it difficult for you to keep reading?

No, I always like to learn things about the past and the description of the hospital and battlefield medicine was enlightening to me.

I can see how listening to the audio of the book would be a very different reading experience, however.


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scgirl

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RE: Did the intensely graphic descriptions of the hospital make it difficult for you to keep reading?

I was reviewing the responses and I started thinking about my preferred way of receiving information. It is reading it instead of listening to it. I find that I get more emotional listening to something than reading it. I do this for news items and obviously for books. If I listen to something graphic, such as an audio book, I have to stop it and listen to music or something else for awhile before I go back to it. Is anyone else like this?


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