Dec 14, 2019AnnabelleLee27 rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Portis' most famous novel set in the old west and featuring a strong, perceptive, and straight-talking young heroine named Mattie Ross. The dialogue is told in the vernacular of the time and the comedic timing is pitch perfect while a looming sense of threat and danger gives the novel weight and movement. All the characters are interesting, flawed, and evolving as are the relationships between them. Both movie adaptations are good but the book is far better. This is one of my all time favorite novels.