Another book I waited far too long to read, Shane is a beautifully written marvel of character development and engaging story. The people are archetypes, to be sure, but they are also real, and their story was impossible to put down once I started. The depth of feeling, of loyalty, love, and honor packed into so few pages is amazing. Even if westerns aren't your thing, try this book.
This is the book Shane by Jack Schaefer. It is one of the best reads I have ever read regardless of genre.
Narrated by a boy(we see the world through his eyes) it tells the classic story of a mysterious man who stops by the boys farm to water his horse.
He gets caught in the plight of the family and the other small homesteaders VS. the powerful cattle baron trying to take all the land for himself.
This book is the Critical Edition. Because the book was so well received by the critics, you have the whole book here along with notes from so called experts about it.
I did not read these notes, I just wanted to read the book.
This is my 3rd copy of this book I have owned over the years. I have read it about 8 or 9 times.
This copy was read only once and is in excellent shape.
This is an excellent western book that everyone from 12 to 112 can enjoy. It's set in early 20th century Wyoming and tells the story of a stranger named Shane who passes through a small town. He is seeking peace and redemption from his past and his sense of honor, dignity and justice are conveyed through out the novel. Of course, trouble follows and the quick paced action and exciting read will keep you on your toes. This was a "can't put down" novel for this reviewer, whose prefered genre is usually science fiction. Because it's a short novel it would be great on a summer reading list for teens or to take to the beach. It's highly recommended.
This is a really good story about a man and a boy who loves him. It is about dignity and things that are hard to decide.
Gets better with each rereading.
Ranks up there with the best books I have ever read. Great adventure story set in the old west.