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"True Grit is the best novel to come my way in a very long time… Marvelous."
I loved that book. Charles Portis got a real Mark Twain feeling, the cynicism and the humor. I tried to buy the book myself.
“Like Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn … Charles Portis's True Grit captures the naïve elegance of the American voice.”
“Tom Wolfe, who worked with Portis as a reporter at the New York Herald-Tribune in the early 1960s called him 'the original laconic cutup.' A generation of novelists since then have simply regarded him as a writers' writer and have made his name a sort of secret password. Soon, they'll no longer have him to themselves.” —Rolling Stone Magazine
'An epic and a legend.' The Washington Post
'Like Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn and Thomas Berger's Little Big Man, Charles Portis's True Grit captures the nanve elegance of the American voice.' Jonathan Lethem
'An instant classic...Read it and have the most fun you've had reading a novel in years, maybe decades.' Newsday
'Skillfully constructed, a comic tour de force.' The New York Times Book Review
'Charles Portis details the savagery of the 1870s frontier through an astonishing narrative voice: that of the 14-year- old Mattie Ross, a flinty, skeptical, Bible-thumping scourge' Wall Street Journal
'I loved that book. Charles Portis got a real Mark Twain feeling, the cynicism and the humor. I tried to buy the book myself.' John Wayne