True GritBook - 2010
True Grit is eccentric, cool, straight, and unflinching, like Mattie herself. From a writer of true cult status, this is an American classic through and through. This new edition, with a smart new package and an afterword by acclaimed author Donna Tartt, will bring this masterpiece to an even broader audience.
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AL_WENDY Jul 22, 2017
You don't have to love westerns to love this book! The humor is surprising, the characters are entertaining and the action just keeps coming!
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“Rooster said, "Fill your hand, you son of a bitch!" and he took the reins in his teeth and pulled the other saddle revolver and drove his spurs into the flanks of his strong horse Bo and charged directly at the bandits. It was a sight to see. He held the revolvers wide on either side of the head of his plunging steed. The four bandits accepted the challenge and they likewise pulled their arms and charged their ponies ahead.”
“You can expect that out of Federal people and to make it worse this was a Republican gang that cared nothing for the opinion of the good people of Arkansas who are Democrats.”
“I will go further and say all cats are wicked, though often useful”
“That's bold talk for a one-eyed fat man.” Mattie Ross
"Men will live like billy goats if they are let alone.” Mattie Ross
"I always go backwards when I am backing up.” Rooster Cogburn
“I know what they said even if they would not say it to my face. People love to talk. They love to slander you if you have any substance.” Mattie Ross
“There is no knowing what is in a man's heart.”
“If you want anything done right you will have to see to it yourself every time.” Mattie Ross
"People do not give it credence that a fourteen-year-old girl could leave home and go off in the wintertime to avenge her father's blood but it did not seem so strange then, although I will say it did not happen every day."
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