True Grit Author:Charles Portis From the back cover: — Charles Portis' first book, Norwood, was rapturously greeted as an exhilarating new sound in the American novel, a brilliant "white comedy". As Book Week's critic put it, "truth comes as a surprise and laughter comes from joy." — We believe its author's new novel, True Grit--unlike his first in mood, but like it in its prof... more »ound comic sympathy for the perculiarly American modes of innocence and integrity--is even more wonderful.« less
I enjoyed this western immensely! The heroine is a 14 year old girl out to avenge her father's murder, and she hires a tough, seasoned old marshall to track the murderer through the mountains. The writing is no-frills and the story fast-paced and interesting. This was a departure in my usual reading, and I am glad I took the chance!! The old John Wayne movie was based on this book.