The Loop Author:Nicholas Evans A pack of wolves makes a sudden savage return to the Rocky Mountain ranching town of Hope, Montana, where a century earlier they were slaughtered by the thousands. Biologist Helen Ross has come to Hope from the East, fleeing a life in shambles, determined to save the wolves from those who seek to destroy them. But an ancient hatred awaits her in... more » Hope, a hatred that will tear a family and ultimately the community apart. And soon Helen is at the center of the storm, by loving the wrong man, by defying the wrong man . . . by daring to lead a town out of the violent darkness of its past. . . .« less
Great story in classic Nicholas Evans (The Smokejumper, The Horse Whisperer) style. My favorite Nicholas Evans. Hard for an animal lover to read, but a great overview of wolf protection (and annihlation) in the West. As usual, Evans writes with clarity and detail a Montanan (myself) can appreciate and verify.
I thought this was a good read. I am not surprised that it is so, as it is written by the author of 'The Horse Whisperer' I enjoyed it and really liked the plot, the details of the characters and all the rest. 5 stars from me!
Oh, where do I begin with this one? Interesting plot; a well-told, engaging drama with very well developed characters who are believable. These characters will remind you of people you know. There are several sub-plots (involving romance, suspense, struggle) going at once which adds to, not take away from the story. If you liked “The Horse Whisperer”, you will LOVE “The Loop”.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading and learning about the environment of wolves, the toil of ranchers and trappers, and how simple--and hard--life can be in beautiful Montana. I found it very educational about the lives of wolves. This book tells the real truth of how wolves have been hunted and destroyed.
Although this is a good book, it is also very sad in parts. I loved this, but being a wolf lover it was so hard to read at times. It's so sad to know that there are people that would really want to destroy wolves. “The Loop” actually had me laughing at times and then brought me to tears. I knew what was going to happen in one part…dreaded it…then when it did happen, I cried so hard I had to put the book down because I couldn’t see to read it. Now, when a book can move you to tears, you know you are really caught up in it.
This is a must-read, and also highly emotionally charged, this is a book that will change your views about wolves and also about human nature. I cried a few times, and that doesn't happen very often when I read a book.
The story turns and quickly moves to its breathless conclusion.
Absolutely enthrawling book. I loved taking this journey into the mountains and learing about the wolves and life from both ranchers and conservator's views. I sat on the side of my chair and held my breath at some points in the story and agonized over the treatment of these majestic animals.