The Big Sky

The Big Sky

by A. B. Guthrie Jr.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Bud Guthrie wrote this book, the first and arguably the best of his Pulitzer Prize-winning series, in 1947, and it still remains one of the most authentic novels of the American West ever written. Reading this book is an education, an entertainment, and a personal celebration of a country and people changed forever. Guthrie both enforces and redefines our images of Native Americans, frontiersmen, river boatmen, and other western archetypes. His characters might be bold, cowardly, grand, meaningless, colorful, and lackluster, but they always bear the stamp of truth. Frequently the dialogue is startlingly real, like recorded words. The narrative flow through plot and action is effortless, and despite myriad descriptions and details, there is not a single wasted word. The climactic moment in the novel is shocking, and the finale left this reader with a heartache, but I wouldn't have it any other way. 50 years after its publication, the cachet of this book is suprisingly new. By the way, the foreword, written by Wallace Stegner in 1965, is superb.
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For lovers of our Western history, this is a marvelous, enduring read.