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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Must read this modern-day western!

    Robert Greer has skillfully written a compelling tale about an enigmatic, multi-racial drifter, Arcus Witherspoon ("Spoon"), who is searching for his family lineage. While hitchhiking (barefoot?!) in Big Horn County, Montana, he is picked up by teenage TJ Darley, son of a cattle ranching family. Hired as a ranch hand by the Darleys, Spoon turns out to be invaluably skilled in many ways. Using his psychic abilities, he predicts trouble on the horizon. His premonition comes true with the arrival of a big coal mining company, seeking mining rights to a vast reserve of coal located beneath the local ranches. The ranchers' opposition leads them into a dangerous confrontation.Mr. Greer is an amazingly talented storyteller. He has brilliantly created a suspenseful, intriguing storyline with a captivating cast of unique, well-developed characters. His evocative, descriptive style superbly brings each scene to life. As I read, I had a true sense of what life on a Montana cattle ranch must be like, and all the hard work that's necessary to keep it running. I truly loved this entertaining novel and I definitely recommend it for all readers!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    Kate

    Result 11 its called spooning danny

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  • Posted April 20, 2011

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    Engaging!

    Great story telling. I wish I had a friend like Spoon.

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  • Posted March 5, 2010

    Must read this modern-day western!

    Robert Greer has skillfully written a compelling tale about an enigmatic, multi-racial drifter, Arcus Witherspoon ("Spoon"), who is searching for his family lineage. While hitchhiking (barefoot?!) in Big Horn County, Montana, he is picked up by teenage TJ Darley, son of a cattle ranching family. Hired as a ranch hand by the Darleys, Spoon turns out to be invaluably skilled in many ways. Using his psychic abilities, he predicts trouble on the horizon. His premonition comes true with the arrival of a big coal mining company, seeking mining rights to a vast reserve of coal located beneath the local ranches. The ranchers' opposition leads them into a dangerous confrontation.

    Mr. Greer is an amazingly talented storyteller. He has brilliantly created a suspenseful, intriguing storyline with a captivating cast of unique, well-developed characters. His evocative, descriptive style superbly brings each scene to life. As I read, I had a true sense of what life on a Montana cattle ranch must be like, and all the hard work that's necessary to keep it running. I truly loved this entertaining novel and I definitely recommend it for all readers!

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  • Posted August 20, 2009

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    A wonderful story

    Teen T.J. Darley is driving on I-90 in Hardin, Montana when he picks up hitchhiker Spoon who is half Indian and half Black. He is wearing an expensive hat, but no boots. Sam tells T.J. he seeks his roots and believes he might find information on his past soon. T.J. questions the drifter's qualifications on ranch work and likes what he hears. He brings Spoon to his parents' spread The Willow Creek Ranch as he wants his family to hire Sam as they desperately need an experienced hand,

    Spoon proves he knows how to work at a ranch, but he also fears trouble is coming as he has had a premonition. A drought will add problems to the family as well as a coal company that wants the land cheap; Acosta Energy gets what it wants at the price it will pay. When the father of J.T. rejects the offer, all kinds of dirty tricks occur to destroy the family. However, the Darley brood and Spoon fight back, but during a confrontation an accident occurs that if not rectified could destroy all the ranchers and their families.

    SPOON is a fascinating character who while seeking his roots finds a family in the Darleys who treat him as one of them. In turn he has their backs against Acosta and its dirty tricks. Readers learn how much hard work it takes to run a Big Sky ranch successfully and how fast big business can run down a ranch or other property when the "need" suits the suits. Though his side of the dispute is apparent, Robert Greer has written a thought provoking work as environmentalists and energy companies fight over land usage.

    Harriet Klausner

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