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Bound For The Promised Land

4.32  ·  Rating Details  ·  25 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
This rich novel recreates the adventure of two men crossing the plains in the 1850s. An epic story of the settlers, visionaries, large-hearted men and women, and small-time grabbers drawn west by the hope of a better life. "Nothing short of superb", says the Chicago Tribune.
Paperback, 436 pages
Published March 1st 1993 by Rutledge Hill Press (first published January 1st 1976)
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Dorcas
Aug 07, 2014 Dorcas marked it as did-not-finish  ·  review of another edition
Richard Marius can clearly write well and knows his subject. This is a book I would have hugely enjoyed if it were not for the overly descriptive sex scenes. It was just a case of too much information.

If I was to give it a TV rating it would be R.
Bucky McMahon
Jun 04, 2012 Bucky McMahon rated it it was amazing
Starting slowly but soon enough rolling furiously into hell, this may be my favorite adventure story of all time. It has it all: a wagon train of unforgettable characters, Indian attacks, cholera, madness, unexpected comedy and well-earned tragedy, and even an admirable dog. Marius is in top form, creating American archetypes who are yet precisely limned individuals, and revealing their psychology with great lyricism. The novel just couldn't be more exciting, or one damned bit sadder, without bl ...more
Susan
Apr 25, 2009 Susan rated it it was amazing
One of my most favorite books: A young man leaves Georgia to follow his wayward father who abandoned the family during the gold rush and picks up a band of fellow travelers, most who do not help much along the way. As he negotiates with and leads difficult people, the young man matures along the way.
Joe Gurkoff
Apr 23, 2013 Joe Gurkoff rated it it was amazing
One of my top 5 books ever. A great story about two men on a journey. So well written you can see it as you read it. The only thing close is Huck Finn....it's that good.
Gayle
May 21, 2009 Gayle rated it it was amazing
Although this is fiction, I can imagine that this could have happened. About the trek westward.
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