I much preferred the book to the movie (both of them). And I especially loved the narration. She's a delight, and brought the book to life.
Definitely a book to hear! Story is of a young, determined, and resourceful girl seeking vengeance for the killing of her father. Performance left air gaps between lines of characters, while it may have been a minuscule time period, it was noticeable enough to draw me out of the story.
Yes I would. Overall the story was really fun and a good adventure. I can't help but admire Mattie's spunk and determination and the interaction between her and Rooster Cogburn was refreshing, easy, and at times endearing. I felt that the story did a good job of capturing the age and was executed wonderfully as an account of an older woman reflecting on her past.
I'm not sure. I'm a bit torn... Mattie for simply the fact that this is her story and you can't help but root for her and appreciate her gumption. But Rooster on the other hand is a great character. He made me laugh some and he usually meant well. Plus who can't appreciate a guy who can ride headlong into a group of outlaws?
I think the later scene where Mattie is in between a rock and a hard place.... I'll leave it at that. I don't really want to spoil the story for anyone.
No but that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy the story. I liked the story but I enjoyed breaking it up into listens.
True Grit is a great story and I would certainly recommend it. I'm sure I'll be paying it another visit in the near future.
As the narrator, Donna Tartt, notes in her essay, this book can be read over and over again. Her narration is delightful and sympathetic. i highly recommend it.
Lonesome Dove is the obvious choice because they are both at the top of the western genre but they are very different. While both are excellent, True Grit seems more self contained like an allegory while Lonesome Dove is more like an epic adventure. What makes them both great is the complex and interesting characters.
I would recommend this book to anyone even if they are not interested in westerns. The story is told in a direct and easy to follow manner that holds your attention with the details and interesting characters.
While the narrator id amateurish and does not know how to breathe her enthusiasm for the story give her some some other equity. Thy story though simple is compelling and well worth the read, or listen in this case. The book is much better than the old John Wayne movie, but the Coen Bros. with Jeff Brdges are equal to their task.