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True Grit by Charles Portis
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Jun 24, 2011

really liked it
Read in June, 2011

True Grit is a compelling story with a strong, willful female character in the form of fourteen year old Mattie Ross, who is out to avenge the death of her father. The colorful and subtly comic characters of Rooster Cogburn,Texas Ranger LaBoeuf, and the rest of the ragamuffin cast create a vivid, swiftly moving, and engaging western well worth the afternoon it takes to read this slim novel.

My only complaint is the over-use of "quotations" used to emphasize slang terms, it becomes distracting and ruins the cadence and flow of the otherwise stark and powerful prose. Overall, however, it is a fun and enjoyable read.
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