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One of my favorite quotes from Patrick Rothfuss is after he started reading these to his son

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Does the tv show have the scene from one of the later books where Pa Ingalls and his buddies dress up in blackface and put on a minstrel show and Laura's biggest concern was whether or not her dad shaved off his beard?

Even as an 8 year old, my mind was basically doing "WTF?!?"

Then there was the whole "Hmm...I'm 14 and he's 24, we should get married". Granted, that wasn't all that weird for frontier American society.
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Does the tv show have the scene from one of the later books where Pa Ingalls and his buddies dress up in blackface and put on a minstrel show and Laura's biggest concern was whether or not her dad shaved off his beard?

Even as an 8 year old, my mind was basically doing "WTF?!?"

Then there was the whole "Hmm...I'm 14 and he's 24, we should get married". Granted, that wasn't all that weird for frontier American society.
You were "WTF" over the minstrel show but kinda accepting of the 14yo getting married?

Why would you distinguish between them? I mean why not be WTF over both of them?

I never read the books. I am not even sure I have ever seen the books! I did watch the show every sunday growing up. Sunday ritual was always: Mass, Home for Breakfast, watch The Waltons and Little House on the prairie.

It was also the only TV we got to see in a week when we were under twelve.
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Well, I think she actually "waited" till she was like 16 to get married but she was "courting/dating" Manny when she was like 14 or something. Dating in those days consisting of taking a sleigh or carriage ride home from church and/or school from what I recall (It has been a good 25 years since I read them).

It was a WTF on both though.
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Mind you, WTF might be more literally appropriate in regards to the 14 year old thing. Unless it was a very "adults only" minstrel show, at least.
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Apparently, per Wiki, she was 18 and he was 28 when they got married...so not completely weird.

If that part of the books is accurate (and my memory is even close to accurate 25 years later), they started dating in 1880/1881 when she was 14 or 15 and he was 23 or 24. Per the books, IIRC, his sister was one of her teachers in the one-room school in Dakota Territory.

What a fun trip down memory lane of reading those books that just was. Next time I see them in a used book shop, I'm buying them to reread now.
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Apparently, per Wiki, she was 18 and he was 28 when they got married...so not completely weird.

If that part of the books is accurate (and my memory is even close to accurate 25 years later), they started dating in 1880/1881 when she was 14 or 15 and he was 23 or 24. Per the books, IIRC, his sister was one of her teachers in the one-room school in Dakota Territory.

What a fun trip down memory lane of reading those books that just was. Next time I see them in a used book shop, I'm buying them to reread now.
I find it sooo hard to go back to stuff like that. It's not that some of my older reading isn't great but that I get a certain way in and go, "Ahhhhh, thats what happens" and then switch off and move on...
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I think it depends on the quality. I just reread Tigana for the first time in a few years and enjoyed it immensely this time around. I needed a book to take with me on vacation to Jamaica so I figured some nice "light" reading was in order.

All in all, GGK is such a great author though so I pick up on new things each time I read his stuff. I am still wondering what happens to Sandre, Devin and Baerd after the end where they all see the riselka. Which will die, which will fork and which will be blessed?
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This book, for whatever bizarre reason, got me hooked on reading at a very, very young age.

Yes, I am aware it is kind of a bizarre inspiration.
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