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Crack in the Sky (Titus Bass #3)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  141 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Crack in the Sky" continues the development of the young Titus Bass as he gradually learns the lore of the mountain man. From a raucous rendezvous of trappers to a searing fight with Comanche, from a frigid winter's chill to the angry heat of a chase with horse thieves, Titus Bass's West comes alive in the pages of this remarkable novel--and in its final scene, Titus Bass ...more
Hardcover, 641 pages
Published August 1st 1998 by Turtleback Books (first published 1997)
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Christopher Taylor
This was a difficult book to read. Instead of a story, its more of a rambling narrative, a sort of biographical account of fictional mountain men heavy in jargon with pidgeon language thrown into the dialog so thick at times it is difficult to read.

One part of this dialect is the use of the word "nigger" among the mountain men as a colloquialism meaning "bro" or "dude" in modern slang which might be very shocking to modern eyes. However I didn't think the slang dialect was done very comfortably,
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Jeff Morris
Jul 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Currently reading this awesome novel for a second time. This author puts you there riding, trapping and surviving right along side Titus Bass. I can almost smell the woodsmoke as I read these novels. Such a shame that Terry C. went under back in 01. I miss his creative output.
Cyndy
Aug 18, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was about the life of the "mountain man". Presented in a good way. Interesting even if that sort of story is not really my favorite. Glad I read and learned quite a bit about that lifestyle.
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Terry C. Johnston was born January 1, 1947 in Arkansas City, KS.
Nineteen publishers rejected Johnston's first novel, Carry the Wind, before it was printed in 1982. However, this first novel was to gain the honor of receiving the Western Writers of America Medicine Pipe Bearer's Award for best first fiction. Johnston is known for his eye for historical detail, and he is a stickler for accuracy.
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