The Monsters of Templeton and James Fenimore Cooper

The connections between Lauren Groff’s The Monsters of Templeton and the fictional Templeton, NY, and James Fenimore Cooper, his works, and the real Cooperstown, NY, are abundant. If you’ve read James Fenimore Cooper’s books, do you feel that this experience enhanced your reading of The Monsters of Templeton? If you haven’t yet, does the novel inspire you to pick them up?

What do you think James Fenimore Cooper’s reaction might be to The Monsters of Templeton?

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