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True Grit
True Grit | Charles Portis
There is no knowing what lies in a man's heart. On a trip to buy ponies, Frank Ross is killed by one of his own workers. Tom Chaney shoots him down in the street for a horse, $150 cash, and two Californian gold pieces. Ross's unusually mature and single-minded fourteen-year-old daughter Mattie travels to claim his body, and finds that the authorities are doing nothing to find Chaney. Then she hears of Rooster - a man, she's told, who has grit - and convinces him to join her in a quest into dark, dangerous Indian territory to hunt Chaney down and avenge her father's murder.
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KathyWheeler
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☑️ I rarely read westerns but I loved True Grit and Lonesome Dove.
☑️🔎🕵️📚
☑️ I like watching the detective solve the mystery and I especially like ones involving libraries, bookstores, or books.
☑️ The cover. I‘ve bought several books because the cover was so beautiful.
#ThoughtfulThursday

Blueberry True Grit and all four of the Lonesome Dove series ❤️ 5mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit ❤️ Lonesome Dove!! They‘re not about books, but have you read the Prey series by John Sandford? The protagonist is Lucas Davenport. VERY well-written! (edited) 5mo
KathyWheeler @CindyMyLifeIsLit I read the first one a long time ago and loved it. I didn‘t continue with the series, but I‘m not sure why. I remember liking another character in those books as well as Lucas but I can‘t remember his name. I need to pick up those books again. 5mo
CindyMyLifeIsLit He‘s since started a spin-off series with the character of Virgil Flowers that crosses over frequently. Davenport is Virgil‘s supervisor and friend. Now another spin-off series is starting (the first book just dropped) with another protagonist from Davenport‘s life. No chance of running out of reading material any time soon if you want to get back into it! 😁 5mo
KathyWheeler @CindyMyLifeIsLit Virgil Flowers! That‘s it! I downloaded the 2nd Davenport book yesterday and will be starting it soon. 5mo
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The_Penniless_Author
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I was surprised to learn that in the 1970s True Grit was regularly taught in schools alongside Twain and Whitman and all the other established classics. It makes sense, though; Portis pulls off a narrative tour de force here. Mattie Ross is one of my favorite MCs ever, a figure of unwavering self-assuredness and almost Biblical wrath wrapped up in the package of a 14-year-old girl bent on avenging her father's death.

KathyWheeler I read this book a few years ago and was surprised at how good and how humorous it was. Loved it. 7mo
The_Penniless_Author @KathyWheeler This was my second Charles Portis novel and I loved both of them. Might have to seek out the rest of his stuff. 7mo
KathyWheeler @The_Penniless_Author True Grit is the only one I‘ve read but I‘d like to read something else of his. 7mo
The_Penniless_Author @KathyWheeler Masters of Atlantis is really funny and even more relevant now than when it was written, given how far we've descended into conspiracy-theory lunacy. 7mo
KathyWheeler @The_Penniless_Author thanks! My library has it as an ebook, so I‘ve checked it out. 😊 7mo
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Brooke_H
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I bought the tagged book on Friday at Gatsby‘s Books in Long Beach. It‘s a nice quiet used book shop…with a cat named Ruby!

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Susanita
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I‘ve read the book but haven‘t seen either version of the movie. #beginswith #true

vivastory I love the Coen brothers version 11mo
Eggs Well done 🖤🤎🖤 11mo
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Leftcoastzen
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#beginswith #true saw both versions of the movie , I really should read the book!

Eggs Great choice 🧡🤍❤️ 11mo
jb72 I‘ve been wanting to read that book. 11mo
readordierachel This one's on my list to read too 11mo
LeahBergen I love this book! And, oddly enough, the newer movie version is way truer to the novel. 11mo
ValerieAndBooks Such a good book! I watched the John Wayne version after reading but have yet to watch the newer version. 11mo
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vivastory
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I actually don't own this Folio of one of my favorite novels. Maybe one day. This reminds me that I'm far overdue to read another Portis. #horse #curiouscovers @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Suet624 Shoot. I keep meaning to read this. 1y
Eggs Beautiful 🧡🐎🧡 1y
vivastory @Suet624 I have only read 2 books by Portis: this one & Masters of Atlantis. Masters was every bit as good as Vonnegut. Portis was such an interesting figure. Very few recent authors have had a similar cultural & literary impact yet published so few books during their lifetime. (edited) 1y
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KCofKaysville @vivastory True Grit was really good and I can't believe how long it took me before I read it. Has more flavor than either movie. Love the language. 1y
vivastory @KCofKaysville I love the adaptations, esp the recent one, but I agree. They just don't stack up 1y
LeahBergen A favourite of mine, as well! (edited) 1y
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PurpleyPumpkin
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I quite enjoyed Donna Tartt‘s narration of this book. She really brought the characters to life. Surprisingly, at least for me, there were some very humorous parts in the story. I can definitely see myself reading this one again. 4/5⭐️

UwannaPublishme I‘ve enjoyed the films, maybe it‘s time to read the book. 🤠Hope you‘re well, my friend. ❤️ 2y
KCofKaysville Loved this book. Better than either movie, I think. 2y
PurpleyPumpkin @KCofKaysville I keep meaning to rewatch the second version of the movie. I remember it being quite good, but I can‘t remember enough to compare it to the book. That said, often the book is better than the movie, don‘t you think? 📚🎥 2y
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starrdom
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True Grit-ty

barbrasbanana Yes a banana 2y
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Jovy
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I have to admit I only read this for a reading challenge but I was pleasantly surprised! I enjoyed Mattie Ross‘ bold, blunt, no-frills attitude. She‘s definitely one of the more memorable protagonists I‘ve read.

... and this also happens to work for today‘s #ForeverNovember prompt! #StartsWithT

#PopSugar2020 A Western

britt_brooke She‘s such a great character! And I loved Tartt‘s narration. 💚 2y
Jovy @britt_brooke Yes, Tartt was superb! 👍🏼 2y
OriginalCyn620 📚👍🏻📚 2y
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Jadams1776
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So I‘m not normally a huge fan of westerns, but wow! I was so intrigued by Mattie Ross - What a badass! I feel like I missed something in the audio, so now I want to go back and read the physical book. #NWC

britt_brooke Loved this on audio! Such a good story, too. 2y
Butterfinger It is a good book. 2y
Reviewsbylola I have this on my TBR. 2y
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AkashaVampie
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With the start of November finally here.... who is starting one of these Westerns today?

Everyone is welcome in our groups. We would love to have you, if you are interested!

#NWC

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

jb72 I started True Grit a few days ago on audio. 2y
Prairiegirl_reading I read true grit a couple years ago and I LOVED it! Lonesome Dove has been on my shelf for quite some time. It‘s so long! Long books always wait longer on mount tbr. 😕 seriously considering starting it. 2y
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AkashaVampie
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Hello Littens and #NWC group. Here are the books for November for our Western genre. You are more than welcome to read one or all.

Everyone is welcome in our groups! We would love to have you.

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

jb72 All three seem like such good choices! 2y
AkashaVampie @jb72 it was really hard for me to pick for this one. Western is not my thing, but I did like Cowboys & Aliens movie. 2y
jb72 @AkashaVampie I‘ve thought a few times that they may not be for me, but my friend insists Lonesome Dove is amazing. I liked watching John Wayne movies so that‘s the reason I picked True Grit. 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I envy anyone who gets to read Lonesome Dove for the first time. Sigh ❤️ 2y
ElizaMarie @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I have never read it before but have heard good things. I might try to get to this one but... I don't know if I will (because of all sorts of stuff I have to do at the end of this year) 2y
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Oblomov26
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Well it lived up its reputation. We all know the tale, a 14 year old girl hires the services of a US Marshal to pursue her fathers killer into the territories , being Indian land largely without laws accompanied by a Texas Ranger who has his own reason for hunting the killer. Evocatively written, Mattie as narrator has a distinctive voice which manages to evoke a time, place with characters who at times are larger than life, whilst very human.

Anna40 Loved it too! 2y
LeahBergen A fave! ❤️ 2y
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Texreader
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A day late but I appreciate the tag @TheSpineView ! #wondrouswednesday

1) I don‘t know but when I was a teenager I was told by lots of people that I reminded them of Mattie Ross from True Grit. I have no idea if it was meant kindly. 🧐

2) Work, unfortunately. Then family (including the cat) and plans for the future. Can‘t retirement get here faster?

3) Touch.

Prairiegirl_reading I would take Maddie Ross as a compliment whether those people meant it that way or not! She was awesome! 2y
Eggs Thanks for joining in 👏🏻📚❤️🤗 2y
KathyWheeler I would definitely take being compared to Maddie Ross as a compliment. She is strong, independent, funny, and always speaks her mind. 2y
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TheSpineView You're welcome! 🌞 2y
Texreader @KathyWheeler @Prairiegirl_reading Thank you both so much. It‘s been a few decades since I‘ve seen it. Sounds like I need to watch it again! 2y
Prairiegirl_reading @Texreader listen to the audiobook if you do audio. It‘s great! Donna Tartt is the narrator. 2y
Texreader @Prairiegirl_reading I love audiobooks and I love recommendations! I‘ll definitely check it out. Thank you! 2y
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Jenken1998
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Tonights bathtub read brought you by a young girl with lots of pluck and a cagey US Marshall who she talks into helping her bring the man who murdered her father to justice. Excellent book full of heart and adventure. 🐎🐎🐎🐎

MariaW I loved the movie, definitely have to check out the book. 😊 2y
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Butterfinger
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1 Lonesome Dove

2 Pony Express

3 True Grit

#SundayFunDay @ozma.of.oz

ozma.of.oz I‘ve never heard of Lonesome Dove! I‘ll have to look it up! Thanks for posting! 3y
Bklover Lonesome Dove is my all time favorite! 3y
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Blueberry
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😥 RIP. True Grit was sooo good.

CatLass007 Good book, good movie. 3y
ljuliel It is a very good book. Talented writer 3y
vivastory Nooo 😢😩💔 3y
Leftcoastzen 😢 3y
Tonton RIP 3y
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Hestapleton
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I don‘t know if I would call this a good book. It‘s certainly dated, but Mattie‘s voice is distinctive, if not likeable. I probably won‘t ever pick it up again, and you could probably get away with watching the John Wayne movie and having more fun. I do, however, recommend Donna Tartt‘s afterward, which helped me see why some people do really love this book. ⭐️⭐️

paulfrankspencer John Wayne? No no. Better to watch the Coen Brother's movie for the most fun. 3y
Hestapleton @paulfrankspencer I haven‘t seen the Coen brothers one! My dad loves John Wayne so that‘s what I grew up watching. I may have to talk the hubs into a checking out the new one this weekend! 3y
paulfrankspencer @Hestapleton I haven't seen the Wayne version, so I can't say how they compare, but the Coen brothers excell with character and dialogue. Characteristic of their other work. 3y
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Hestapleton @paulfrankspencer I really enjoyed NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, so imagine that vibe/work translates well for TRUE GRIT. 3y
paulfrankspencer @Hestapleton yes, in that case you'll love it. Have you read No Country? 3y
Hestapleton @paulfrankspencer It‘s on my list for this year! I adore Cormac McCarthy, so I‘m really really excited for it. 3y
paulfrankspencer @Hestapleton It's excellent. The movie is one of the best film adaptations I've ever seen. Very faithful to the novel. 3y
Hestapleton @paulfrankspencer That‘s amazing to hear! I‘ve got high hopes for it, though I‘m curious to see if I‘ll like it more than Blood Meridian. 3y
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valeriegeary
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Settling in for the night.

Daisey This looks like a pretty perfect evening. 3y
JennyM Hey Charlie waffles 🐶❤️👋 3y
valeriegeary @Daisey at some point we're going to add lentil soup and biscuits. 😆 3y
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valeriegeary @JennyM oh haaaaiiiii! 🐶🙌😆 3y
BilboBookends What a darling pup!! 😍😍😍 3y
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AvidReader25
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Grabbed a copy of True Grit (set in Arkansas) in this sweet little bookshop in Eureka Springs, Arkansas on our road trip. I love getting books as souvenirs.

JanuarieTimewalker13 What a cute store!! I‘ve never been to Arkansas. 3y
Reviewsbylola I bought the same book recently. Can‘t wait to read it! 3y
AvidReader25 @JanuarieTimewalker13 Neither had I! We‘re just road tripping through it right now. (edited) 3y
AvidReader25 @Reviewsbylola I‘ve read it before. It‘s excellent! 3y
JanuarieTimewalker13 That‘s cool!!! Enjoy!! 3y
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valeriegeary
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Just got back from the library. Oops. #sorrynotsorry #mounttbr #librarylove #cantstopwontstop

Crazeedi Nice!😉 3y
readordierachel Well done 👏🏼👏🏼 3y
Bookzombie True Grit is a favorite. It‘s also really good on audio. Donna Tartt narrates and is perfect. I also enjoyed Vengeance Road. Happy reading! 3y
valeriegeary @Bookzombie oooo! I might have to listen to the audio of true grit rather than reading it! 3y
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Jas16
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I feel as though I frequently wish books were shorter but this is the rare case that I really wanted another hundred pages of Mattie and Rooster. #mrbook1inamillion #24b4monday #litstypartyofone

Crazeedi Nice!!👍💞 3y
MrBook Added! 😁 3y
Leftcoastzen Wow ! Nice amount of reading! 3y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🎉🙌🏻🎊 3y
Andrew65 Great film, a personal favourite and clearly need to read the book. 😊 Great time. (edited) 3y
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Jas16
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All of my adulting is done for the day so I am ready to settle in with a snack and finish this book. 70 pages in and I cannot believe it took me so long to pick this book up. #mrbook1inamillion #24b4monday #litsypartyofone

Lynnsoprano That looks fantastic, whatever it is. 😄 3y
Jas16 @Lynnsoprano @Andrew65 My first slice of pumpkin pie this fall. 3y
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vivastory I love this book. I've been holding myself off on reading Portis other books because he only has a few published. 3y
Jas16 @vivastory I was just looking at his other titles to try and decide which of his books to read next. I can understand your reluctance though. 3y
MrBook Adulting, meh. 😂 3y
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Jas16
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This morning before work I put together a tentative stack for #litsypartyofone #mrbook1inamillion knowing there was no way I would actually stick to it. True to form all of my library holds have been coming in all day and my Netgalley shelf is suddenly over flowing. The good news is I will have lots to choose from!

Lynnsoprano When it comes to books, more is always better😄 3y
Andrew65 True Grit! 😍 3y
rubyslippersreads What @Andrew65 said! 🤠 3y
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Andrew65 @rubyslippersreads Bring on Mattie Ross and Lawyer Daggert! 3y
CoverToCoverGirl Moonlight Over Paris.. I loved 3y
MrBook You‘re the best, thank you for joining the party! 🤗🤗🤗 3y
Jas16 @Lynnsoprano So true! 3y
Jas16 @Andrew65 @rubyslippersreads I have been wanting to read it for years. Really hoping this weekend it will finally happen 3y
Jas16 @CoverToCoverGirl The Gown does look really good. Will have to add that one to my TBR 3y
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BarbaraBB
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Panpan

An old school western, this book. Raving reviews everywhere but I wasn‘t pulled in for one minute. I couldn‘t connect to the plot, the setting or the characters. Well, at least I can tick off #Arkansas for the #ReadingUSA2019 challenge!

Graywacke Think I‘ll pass on this (ok, it wasn‘t on the list anyway...) 3y
ValerieAndBooks I really liked this one! But I know sometimes one doesn‘t always like what “everyone” likes 😉 3y
sprainedbrain I‘m taking this off of my tbr... I‘ve been hesitant to read it for years and you just helped me decide. 😃 3y
jillrhudy I loved it too! 3y
Librarybelle Yes - at least another one ticked off the list! 3y
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Pogue
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Mehso-so

I have heard people say this book was funny, or as engaging as Huck Finn. I thought it was ok, I am not a big fan of westerns, not was I a big fan of Huck Finn.

BarbaraBB I felt the same, about this one as well as Finn! 3y
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Eyelit
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“I will go further and say all cats are wicked, though often useful. Who has not seen Satan in their sly faces?” 😼

Mattie has some very strong opinions on kittehs, to be sure. Not sure she‘s entirely wrong 😹

Had to put this quote over an old photo of Tilney - cause it does look like he‘s plotting something... #catsoflitsy

sprainedbrain Love this! 😻 3y
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Godmotherx5
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I‘m pretty lucky with the letter “T”
#alphabetbookishquiz @RealLifeReading

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vlwelser
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I'm starting to realize that I have an awful lot of books that are nearly finished. This is my third one today. One thing about this one... Do not read this right after watching The Hateful Eight. I kept expecting everyone to get their heads blown off. Otherwise, my RBG action figure thinks you should read this. If you haven't. We may be late to the party.

#bookclub

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melissajayne
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Really enjoyed it. I like how Portis turns the typical Western trop and has the main narrator be a 14 year-old female. Love the Cohen brothers adaptation as well. 4 ⭐️ #litsyatoz #lettert #t #weekendreads

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BooksBecomeYou
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Excellent in-flight entertainment.

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melissajayne
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Andrew65 Good book choices. 👍👏 4y
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melissajayne
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#reread Reading this as #bookcougars are doing a #readalong for this book.

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Bookboss
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I am not a big fan of Westerns. I have enjoyed a Clint Eastwood film or two, and a novel here and there, but the genre has never captured my imagination. The Book Cougars podcast chose True Grit for this month‘s read along, and I finally decided to give this novel a try. Charles Portis has long been on my radar, since he is so admired by some of my favorite authors. His writing is superb. The characters, setting, and plot are perfectly unified.

rubyslippersreads One of my favorites. 😊 4y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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I listened to the audio narrated by Donna Tartt. Yep, that Donna Tartt. The Goldfinch/Secret History Donna Tartt.

Now, Tartt is not a great narrator. Accents came and went and you could tell when she would come back from a break because it would take her awhile to figure out the characters‘ voices again.

But she has loved this book with her whole heart since childhood, as detailed in the essay included after, and I appreciated her enthusiasm.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Tartt describes main character Mattie Ross as “Captain Ahab‘s little sister” which, yes. 4y
Blaire I‘ve been wanting to read this one for a while. 4y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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At some point in my youth I placed Westerns in the mental file with Werther's Original under the heading "Stuff Old People Like".

Now I know that genres aren't good or bad, writing is, and this book is a classic for a reason.

I was continually in awe of the way 14-year-old Mattie Ross plowed under every obstacle through sheer unyielding stubbornness in her quest to bring her father's killer to justice.

Teared up a little at the end too.

LeahBergen Gah. I loved this book. 4y
AlaMich Did you develop a taste for Werther‘s Originals too? 😉 4y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk @AlaMich Maybe in 3 or 4 more decades... 4y
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TobeyTheScavengerMonk
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"This ends my true account of how I avenged Frank Ross' blood over in Choctaw Nation when snow was on the ground."

#LastLine

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LaraReads
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The Christmas decor has to come down & I‘m just not ready!! 😭😭💕🎄📖💕

Lcsmcat I‘m with you there! We took our outside decorations down today. But there‘s so much more to do! 4y
Stephaniereads1 Amazing pic. I love those books! 4y
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DavidDiamond
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This was the first Western I ever read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. There was a short section in the middle that dragged a bit, but the rest was thrilling. And our wise beyond her years hero, 14 year old Mattie, with her deadpan delivery and manner, is so much fun.
If you are wary of Westerns, this would be a great one to start with!

Suet624 The first western I read was Lonesome Dove. And I just read it again within the last year. Loved it. I have this one on my wish list. 4y
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DavidDiamond
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I reckon this is the first western I‘ve ever read! In fact, I know it is!
#ThisIsMyFirstRodeo

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nelehelen
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4.5/5
I never read this classic nor watched the movies, which isn‘t a surprise because I don‘t really gravitate towards westerns. But, I‘m so glad I read this because I loved it! It‘s beautiful, straightforward storytelling. And I loved the voice of Mattie Ross. Highly recommend.

#Booked2018
#ReadHarder2018

nelehelen @Cinfhen @BarbaraTheBibliophage @4thhouseontheleft I read this for the “Underdog Hero” for the young MC and Rooster character (who seemed unlikely to show kindness and integrity). Do you guys think it would work?? (edited) 4y
Cinfhen Great choice and AWESOME BOOK 🤠 4y
Cinfhen Mattie was definitely an #UnderdogHero 💕🙌🏻 4y
nelehelen @Cinfhen i love it when i discover books that are so good in genres i would never read! All thanks to awesome reading challenges like the ones you guys put together!! 🙌🏼👍🏼 4y
Cinfhen Thanks!!! I feel like I can‘t get any credit for this one... you just discovered the perfect book on your own.... well done ❤️ 4y
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erista
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I loved Mattie‘s courage and spunk. I‘m not a big fan of westerns, but after reading Lonesome Dove earlier this year, I felt compelled to give this one a try. So glad I did, loved it!

Prairiegirl_reading Someday I‘ll tackle the doorstop that is Lonesome Dove. 😄 4y
erista @Prairiegirl_reading It took me months to read it, but it‘s worth the effort 😃 4y
Wife One of my favorites!🌹 4y
k.reads I loved this book! 4y
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erista
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Cozy Sunday morning reading with my buddies.

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BritanyA
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️: Needed a western for BookRiot‘s Read Harder challenge and this fit the bill. Mattie Ross is my new favorite protagonist. This was so good!! #BooktoFilm

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erista
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Started this tonight. Not my normal read, but I‘m liking it already.

Prairiegirl_reading Same with me! I loved it!! 4y
JenlovesJT47 I love the movies! I actually prefer the newer one. 4y
britt_brooke Loved this one!! 4y
Dragon 😻 4y
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Waynegjr
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And thus begins my 2018 round up:
Part one of my favorite books of the year not released this year. In no particular order:

True Grit by Charles Portis
O Pioneers! By Willa Cather
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe
Flappers and Philosophers by F Scott Fitzgerald
The Talented Mr Ripley by Patricia Highsmith

More to come I the next few days. More backlist, my runners up for the year and then my top 10.

zsuzsanna_reads O Pioneers is great, I might even prefer it to My Antonia. Good list. 😁 4y
Tanisha_A Things Fall Apart was an exceptional read for me. Just so great! 4y
LeahBergen True Grit and The Talented Mr Ripley are two of my faves. 😍 4y
Waynegjr @Tanisha_A I had read it years ago and didn‘t really like it, college and skimming had to do with that I think, but I was really moved by it this time. I really enjoyed its lack of easy answers and the critical eye it shined in all sides. 4y
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True Grit: A Novel | Charles Portis
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DAY 28: When Mattie Ross heard that her father died from a #gunshot wound inflicted by an acquaintance, she vowed to avenge him.

I loved this book so much. I listened to the audio version narrated by Donna Tartt. 5⭐️

📷: 2010 film

#nofemmeber

Cinfhen Great choice and fabulous book!!!! 🙌🏻❣️ 4y
rubyslippersreads One of my favorite books! 4y
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Ruthiella I had no idea Tartt narrated audiobooks outside of her own! 4y
britt_brooke @Ruthiella I think this might be the only other one. It‘s one of her favorite books. 4y
Billypar Haven't read it yet, but I love the 2010 adaptation. I also fully intend to read all of Portis' work- just one so far (Gringos) but really liked it. And that's pretty cool about Tart reading the audiobook! 4y
britt_brooke @Billypar I haven‘t seen the movie, but it looks sooo good. I‘ve yet to read any of his other books, but definitely will at some point. 4y
Reviewsbylola This is on my TBR! 4y
britt_brooke @Reviewsbylola It‘s so good! 4y
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True Grit: A Novel | Charles Portis
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Yay!! Thanks @BookwormAHN !! I know what I‘m doing this weekend!

#ReadTheMovies

BookwormAHN Enjoy! 4y
DoonTheGoon Yay! 🎥🎬🍿😀 4y
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