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About the Author
- Publication Date : May 28, 2013
- File Size : 1176 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 580 pages
- ASIN : B009NF6YLM
- Publisher : Ecco; 1st Edition (May 28, 2013)
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #115,436 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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As far as content and likability of the characters and stories; I like gritty westerns, not bonanza family entertainment westerns, I like knowing that life was hard, tough and unpleasant in order to make the story come alive. I read till the end and realized that the story ended up going full circle in the end and you became aware of why and how the main character turned out like he did.
My suggestion is if you want to read this book, understand it goes back and forth between time periods so it builds the case and builds your understanding why the characters are who they are and how they became what they are.... AND
that's about it.....you will either enjoy or like the characters or dislike some of them, which is the point of a good read. Also if you are reading this after you started the AMC show, understand liberties were taken and generations of the characters have been changed, i.e. the Granddaughter in the Show is actually the Great Grand Daughter in the book and the Garcia ranch is destroyed and they are all killed in the beginning..in the show, nope, they are pretty much made out to be just neighbors with periodic conflicts. I know that this leaves room in the show for multiple seasons so the story doesn't just wrap up in one season. So there ya go!
True, I might be prejudiced since this story takes place in the general geography of where I grew up and live now--South Texas and the Hill Country--and my family has been here almost as long as these characters were. But, if your family story is from New York, or the Netherlands or Nepal, well, that won't matter once you've found yourself wiping dust from your boots after a few chapters.
Top reviews from other countries
The action was quite brutal at times but always readable and never gratuitous. The flaw was that in telling the history from the viewpoint of 3 protagonists, the story suffered from one characters part being so much more interesting than the other two and at times my interest flagged when the story teller changed.
But all in all, a very good read.
I deleted one star because I regularly felt a bit lost about where or what the surviving matriarch was saying.
Also, the use of modern idiom, or coarse language, by indians, while I understand the rationale, took away from an otherwise elegiac tale.
And while it was indeed a page turner, a lot of the principal characters were a serious bunch of misery-guts!