A Reader posted a review at 2010-02-11 10:10:19.
I should actually give this more stars...but I didn't love/enjoy it. Why? the subject matter brought up anger, frustration, and sadness to read it! Truthfully, it is a masterpiece. Nathaniel Hawthorne reveals so very well the ugly truth about human beings and their audacic self-importance, criticism and judgmet of others, and the ignorance of those who refuse to accept that there is more than one way, one path, one ideology/belief in this world (other than their own).
He does also reveal...after much anxiety throughout the pages...the oft times forgotten (and very difficult to acheive) realization that we can go find other people to hang with.