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How Did I Miss This
Reviewed in the United States on March 17, 2019
Everyone has heard that this is a classic - often required reading, but somehow I had never read it! It’s as good as reported to be. I love the Scottish dialogue, the descriptions of the land and the current events. And of course, every few pages one encounters a famous Stevenson quote
Most impressive to me however, was the introspection of the young protagonist. His compassion for,others,and his intellectual and emotional rigor in self-criticism is an example for all of us. I don’t believe I’ve ever encountered another character with the same unflinching commitment to analysis and commitment to learning. It leaves me with the desire to have a few beers with the author!