Thursday, 14 January 2010

2010 January: Lorna Doone - R.D. Blackmore

Book Summary:

Lorna Doone relays the perenially popular story of John Ridd and his love for the beautiful and aristocratic Lorna Doone who was kidnapped as a child by an outlaw family. This version remains the only critical edition of a work which, since 1869, has never gone out of print.

As you read the book keep the following questions in mind:

Which character do you like the most and why? The least and why?

What passage from the book stood out to you?

Are there situations and/or characters you can identify with, if so how?

Did you learn something you didn’t know before?

Do you feel as if your views on a subject have changed by reading this text?

Have you had a life changing revelation from reading this text?

What major emotion did the story evoke in you as a reader?

At what point in the book did you decide if you liked it or not? What helped make this decision?

Name your favorite thing overall about the book. Your least favourite?

If you could change something about the book what would it be and why?

Describe what you liked or disliked about the writer’s style?

When you have finished reading the book post your comments at the end of this post...

PS you can read abridged version too!!


  1. Okay just finished it. Phew that was a hard read. I loved that the proper language of the Moors was used. It made it a lot more realistic to me. I didn't really click with any of the characters, as I felt that because of how many times similar characters have been made since that they were very cliche and I didn't think that John would of let thingy die like that. Erm that is it for here, but I shall write more in my blog post soon!

  2. Beaten me to it my mind just can't cope with the archaic language at the minute!!

  3. OK I have finally got around to adding McLinky on here so you can write your review and then post the link...