True Grit

Recommended by Andy Borowitz, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #1 in Western, Ranked #2 in Arkansassee more rankings.

True Grit is his most famous novel--first published in 1968, and the basis for the movie of the same name starring John Wayne. It tells the story of Mattie Ross, who is just fourteen years of age when a coward going by the name of Tom Chaney shoots her father down in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and robs him of his life, his horse, and $150 in cash money. Mattie leaves home to avenge her father's blood. With the one-eyed Rooster Cogburn, the meanest available U.S. Marshal, by her side, Mattie pursues the homicide into Indian Territory.

True Grit is eccentric, cool,...

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Andy Borowitz I urge everyone who wants a good laugh to read it. Plus it’s very short – a good quality in a comic novel. (Source)

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