I resisted reading this for years. Years. I wrote it off as romance pap; nothing I'd be interested in.
Yet something made me pick it up, and I was amazed to find it is one of the best-written books I've ever encountered. Even now, all I need to do is think back and I can conjure up the mental images the book produced in me. And I've read probably two hundred books since then.
I say all this with one caveat: I never saw the movie. I strongly suspect I don't want to.
The name is Tom Booker, his voice can calm wild horses, his touch can heal broken spirits. And Annie Graves has traveled across a continent to the Booker ranch in Montana, desperate to heal her injured daughter, the girl's savage house, and her own wonded heart. She comes for hope. She comes fo rher child. And beneath the wide Montana sky, she comes to him for what no one else can give her; a reason to believe....
This story was fasninating, moving, and a unexpected surpised ending. I gave this book a level 5+. Nicholas Evans is a great writer and will keep you wanting for more.
By now, everyone has heard of this book. If you haven't read it, you should. If you are familiar with the "real" horse whisperer, then parts of this will not ring true, however, it is a great story that will definitely hold your interest. I think the book is much better than the movie. It is an original concept, a very moving story with a gripping, unexpected ending. I think this will become a classic horse story, a must read.
This is one of the best books I have ever read. It is almost magical. This will draw you into the characters' lives and leave you wanting more.
One of my all time favs. I read it long ago and saw the movie years later. I must say the movie was okay, but the book was magical. Extremely good reading and very thought provoking.