Comments on 'Knowing The Wood'
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New! Entered: 2015-02-24
|It's really lovely to see Thornbow here as a "young perfectionist", and how it contrasts him with his tribemates, setting him early on a path to finding where he fits in the tribe. Fitting that this comes after his soul-name search, as he really seems to know himself here. I like seeing that self-assurance.|
New! Entered: 2015-02-17
|It's good to see some more of Thornbow. I like the characteristics here. Thornbow is a very determend guy even n his youth. I like how stubborn and focused he comes across and how important it is to him to do his gift and talents justice. I don't know if it's intended or by accident but I noticed he seems to think a lot about what others think and how they regard him, though that might be normal for someone so young. Though I think it fits well with his insecurities today and worrying about always being second. |
That in mind I like the ending a lot where he dreams of being the best when we as readers know, there will be other archers just as good if not better.
To me this captures the mindset of a young adult of the "Work for what you want" variety very well.
New! Entered: 2015-02-16
|Lovely and poetic! I enjoyed this insight into Thornbow and how he came into his craft. I especially liked that he contented himself with knowing... Even without the certainty.|