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If Yul Brynner was born to play The King then...
Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2018
Someone please tell Peter Dinklage to option this book! One doesn't usually associate imagery with the characters in a story, but this entourage is chomping at the bit to be cast in the next great western film. Not only do the players jump off the page, they grab you and drag you back in after them.
Shorty is one of the finest heroes I've ever had the privilege to meet. Eat your heart out, Clint, your gunslingers don't ever get a shot this damned good. Humor, adventure, pathos without pity, suspense, romance, hell breaking loose...the saga's got everything including a damsel in distress and a faithful, albeit feral, hog. Told in the point of view of 16 year old Jack Parker, in language true to the turn of the century, the tale comes off as fresh and young as its protagonist and will have you hanging on every word.
There isn't one person in it, who doesn't present something likable, including the villain Fatty who by the end has got you almost routing for him. and speaking of the end, BEST ENDING EVER WRITTEN.
Seriously, Hollywood, if I had the money I'd plunk it down on the table. There's no way to lose with this hand.