Thursday, February 8, 2018

True Grit

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel's list of "10 books from 1968 worth reading today" includes several I've never read. But among those I have:
True Grit, by Charles Portis. As terrific as the 1969 and 2010 movie adaptations were, Portis' novel brings the superior pleasure of immersion in the distinctive narrative voice of Mattie Ross, the 14-year-old Bible-quoting girl who recruits the meanest possible U.S. marshal, Rooster Cogburn, to help her hunt down her father's killer. ...