Thursday, January 27, 2011

Book Review: True Grit

True GritTrue Grit by Charles Portis

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was a great read. It's been a while since I've seen the John Wayne film, and I've yet to see the Cohen Brothers' version, but the book still had me intrigued to the end. Rooster Cogburn is considered a detective, something I had never really considered before. Detective westerns are a lot different from your Sam Spades or Sherlock Holmes; a lot less "finesse" and more drinking and shooting. The only complaint I had was that there are hardly any contractions used, which makes the read a little awkward. Maybe it was done to emphasize Mattie Ross's demeanor, I think it's somewhat fitting. If you're looking for a quick fun read, check this one out.

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