Rating: 5 Stars
I think 5 stars should only be given to the best of the best – this is one of those books. True Grit is fantastic. I suspect that the Coen Brothers film adaptation will bring some well-deserved attention to the book, or at least I hope so. Even though I’ve never read a Western and probably never will again, I couldn’t help but be immediately drawn into the story of horses, pistols, and campfires. Young Mattie’s narration and turn of phrase is unforgettable. It’s a really short story and worth every second. Read it. I will be shocked if you don’t love it.