Saturday, June 11, 2011

Why Have I Not Read This Already?

True GritTrue Grit by Charles Portis

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was only a few minutes into True Grit when I knew I would love it. I felt a surge of excitement at the prospect of continuing it. And while the story itself is not wholly spectacular, Mattie's voice is. I loved every moment of it. This book submerged me completely in another time and place. I have only read a few Westerns, but I usually enjoy them (see: Lonesome Dove), but True Grit is definitely at the top and I plan to read it again. And probably again.

**Audio Version: I was very impressed by the narration, even though a couple of the voices were a bit shaky. And I was slightly distracted by occasionally hearing swallowing, etc. But she definitely had Mattie's voice down and Rooster's as well. And there is no doubt that the story lends itself to verbal storytelling.

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