Dances with Wolves

Dances with Wolves

by Michael Blake

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Overview

Ordered to hold an abandoned army post, John Dunbar found himself alone, beyond the edge of civilization. Thievery and survival soon forced him into the Indian camp, where he began a dangerous adventure that changed his life forever. Relive the adventure and beauty of the incredible movie, DANCES WITH WOLVES.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780449000755
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/28/1997
Series: Dances with Wolves Series , #1
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 156,619
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Michael Blake (1945–2015) was the author of Dances With Wolves, Airman Mortensen, and Marching to Valhalla. He received an Academy Award for his screen adaptation of Dances With Wolves.

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Dances with Wolves 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
AnthonyReadsTooMuch More than 1 year ago
Man, I forgot how good this book was. Wanted to reread it before getting the blu ray but didn't have time to reach a bookstore. But I got lucky and found the eBook. Woo hoo the convenience of nook!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is outstanding and it shows how one can find themselves. It shows the path in which one can take that would benefit them
SkyeNook More than 1 year ago
This is a good read. Yes, the movie follows much of the book, but you get so much more in the book. It is an experience worth reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i first heard of this book from my mom and im started to read it then as i was done with the book the movie came on and they were both really good so yeah i liked the book allot more and i caught more from it then i did from the movie.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an incredible novel. It offers a glimpse into everyone's desire to belong, and once that has been established, we can finally know what it is to truly feel and be at home.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really have a problem trying to find the words to fully describe the tremendous amount of pleasure I found reading, or rather, living this book. There may be other books as good, but none better!!! Michael Blake-- 'YOU'RE THE MAN'!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Since this my favorite movie of all times, I HAD to read the book! It was also a wonderful read and filled with history of our native Americans!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books i ever read even better than the movie
224perweek More than 1 year ago
Wow!!! And I thought the movie was good. No surprise here. The book outshined the movie. However, they did do a fine job of staying true to the book. A must read for lovers of the movie!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Dances with wolves is an a heart warming book!!!!!!!!! If you havent read it yet then do. I
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Never knew this existed until I saw a documentary on the making of the movie. The movie is still a favorite, but I am loving this book. It is beautifully written and gives insight into every character. The Native American culture is the featured theme and one can achieve a real understanding of a culture that should never have been taken away.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have loved the movie for years and finally sat down to read the novel. I had no idea there were 2 more books that follow so I was a tad disappointed in the cliffhanger ending but will definitely have to finish the series to find out what happens with these characters.
MrsOx on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I was so excited to find out that one of my all time favorite movies was a book. What a great novel and has become one of my favorites.
Schmerguls on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Lt. John Dunbar is a rather appealing U .S. soldier sent to a mythical Fort Sedgewick west of Fort Hays, Kansas, in 1863. He arrives to find he is the only person there and settles down with his very likeable horse, meets Two Socks, a very likeable wolf, and Comanche indians, including a white womand who has lived with the Indians for long. Predictably Dunbar falls in love with the white woman and most of the Indians are noble. The book has a strong finish, which called to my mind Ramona by Helen Hunt Jackson which I read Feb 23, 1946 and have never forgotten. There were some portions of the book which I found not very absorbing, but the strong finish saved the book and induces me to give it four stars.
DeltaQueen50 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Dances With Wolves is a sweeping epic about one man¿s journey, both external and internal, to find the place where he belongs. Set in the mid-1860¿s the story of Lt. John Dunbar finding his path through Civil War battles, military postings and finally to the natural wonder of both the American prairies and the Comanche Indians is a wonderful read.I won¿t go into plot details here as so many have seen the movie which follows the book closely. The author, Michael Blake studied Indian history for years before writing this book so his knowledge on their day to day life is extensive. Blake paints a vivid picture of the Comanche and certainly captured how the Indians lived in rhythm with nature.The arrival of the white people on the American prairies was a tragedy for the Indians. As the buffalo were slaughtered in their thousands, the mainstay of their life was stripped away. A way of life they had been following for thousands of years wiped out in less than 50. Their nomadic lifestyle was put to an end by farms and fences. This story foreshadows the sorrowful outcome of these events.I found this to be a powerful, stirring story, one that I would consider a classic of it¿s genre. The movie based on this book with it¿s stunning visuals is also a Classic Western, one not to be missed. I definitely recommend Dances With Wolves to anyone with an interest in the American West.Dances With Wolves is a sweeping epic about one man¿s journey, both external and internal, to find the place where he belongs. Set in the mid-1860¿s the story of Lt. John Dunbar finding his path through Civil War battles, military postings and finally to the natural wonder of both the American prairies and the Comanche Indians is a wonderful read.I won¿t go into plot details here as so many have seen the movie which follows the book closely. The author, Michael Blake studied Indian history for years before writing this book so his knowledge on their day to day life is extensive. Blake paints a vivid picture of the Comanche and certainly captured how the Indians lived in rhythm with nature.The arrival of the white people on the American prairies was a tragedy for the Indians. As the buffalo were slaughtered in their thousands, the mainstay of their life was stripped away. A way of life they had been following for thousands of years wiped out in less than 50. Their nomadic lifestyle was put to an end by farms and fences. This story foreshadows the sorrowful outcome of these events.I found this to be a powerful, stirring story, one that I would consider a classic of it¿s genre. The movie based on this book with it¿s stunning visuals is also a Classic Western, one not to be missed. I definitely recommend Dances With Wolves to anyone with an interest in the American West.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the better Western's I've read. Plenty of humor, sadness and action. Recommend to all who like a good read.
NightHawk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read this book while aboard ship in 1991 on my way to the Persian Gulf War. Didn't watch the movie until early 1992. The movie deserves some credit but the book is by far of greater rank, station, and quality. It is simply superior.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The 11 year old element master/technopath walked up and said hello
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She walks in and looks around, the natural urge to change into her wolf and run through the grass. Sighting she bites her lip hard and looks around. "hello"
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And the movie is so just amazing it really paints a picture of what life was like back then the scenery is breathtaking and the music is outstanding also very funny you must watch it
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