True Grit

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Signet, Jul 1, 1995 - Fiction - 303 pages
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Fourteen-year-old Mattie Ross' father was shot and killed. Told through her eyes, True Grit is the story of how she and hard-drinking Marshal Rooster Cogburn set out to find and prosecute his murderer. "An epic and a legend".--Washington Post.

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I liked the matter-of-fact style of writing. - Goodreads
Writing was sub par, the story saved it. - Goodreads
Portis' storytelling is alluring. - Goodreads
Love the controlled tone of the writing. - Goodreads

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After watching both movie adaptations, it was really nice to finally read the book. I loved it as much as the movies. Wish I had bought this instead of borrowed. Read full review

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I loved this book! I cannot write a review that would bring justice to Mattie and her fellow travelers. This book is a must read!


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About the author (1995)

Charles Portis lives in Arkansas, where he was born and educated. Portis served as a reporter for the New York Herald-Tribune and was also its London bureau chief. His first novel, Norwood, was published in 1966. His other novels are True Grit, The Dog of the South, and Gringos. True Grit has been made into a movie two times, once in 1969 with John Wayne (who won his only academy award by playing the main character of Rooster Cogburn), and a second time in 2010 with Jeff Bridges as the main character. Mr. Bridges was nominated for the Rooster Cogburn role, but did not win.

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