Charles Portis

True Grit

There is no knowing what lies in a man's heart. On a trip to buy ponies, Frank Ross is killed by one of his own workers. Tom Chaney shoots him down in the street for a horse, $150 cash, and two Californian gold pieces. Ross's unusually mature and single-minded fourteen-year-old daughter Mattie travels to claim his body, and finds that the authorities are doing nothing to find Chaney. Then she hears of Rooster – a man, she's told, who has grit – and convinces him to join her in a quest into dark, dangerous Indian territory to hunt Chaney down and avenge her father's murder.
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Luke Roa
Luke Roadeelde een impressievorig jaar
👍De moeite van het lezen waard
💩Volslagen onzin
🙈Boeien van begin tot eind
🔮Verborgen diepten
💡Heel leerzaam
🎯De moeite waard
💞Heel mooi
🌴Mooi tussendoortje

I liked this book.

C Sass
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Ibtisam Bhatti
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🎯De moeite waard
💞Heel mooi

In many ways, this book is magnificent. The final fifty or so pages are so intense and frightening all by themselves and my mouth did the thing, where it just goes open. It makes me look totalement doofy. That's a good piece of writing seriously.


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It’s a commonplace to say that we ‘love’ a book, but when we say it, we really mean all sorts of things. Sometimes we mean only that we have read a book once and enjoyed it; sometimes we mean that a book was important to us in our youth, though we haven’t picked it up in years; sometimes what we ‘love’ is an impressionistic idea glimpsed from afar (Combray … madeleines … Tante Leonie …) as opposed to the experience of wallowing and plowing through an actual text, and all too often people claim to love books they haven’t read at all. Then there are the books we love so much that we read them every year or two, and know passages of them by heart; that cheer us when we are sick or sad and never fail to amuse us when we take them up at random; that we press on all our friends and acquaintances; and to which we return again and again with undimmed enthusiasm over the course of a lifetime. I think it goes without saying that most books that engage readers on this very high level are masterpieces; and this is why I believe that True Grit by Charles Portis is a masterpiece.
Allan Lomas
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le had been done toward the apprehension of Tom Chaney. They had not even got his name right.

The sheriff said, “We do know this much. He was a short man but well set up. He had a black mark on his cheek. His name is Chambers. He is now over in the Territory and we think he was in the party with
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“Game? I was born game, sis, and hope to die in that condition.”

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