“The Revenant”..

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I was given this book for Christmas, and from the very first page.. I knew it was going to be one of “those” books. One of those amazing best of the year type books. You all need to actually RUN to your local bookstore and get a copy of this, before you see the new movie. I really hope Leo finally wins the Oscar for his role in this film, he is supposed to be absolutely brilliant as Hugh Glass. I can’t wait to see this movie 🙂

“When the need arose, a man extended a helping hand to his friends, to his partners, to strangers. In so doing, each knew that his own survival might one day depend upon the reaching grasp of another.”
Michael Punke, The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge

“ONLY THE TOPS OF the highest buttes held a grip on the few rays of sunlight. As Glass watched, even those were extinguished. It was an interlude that he held as sacred as Sabbath, the brief segue between the light of day and the dark of night. The retreating sun drew with it the harshness of the plain. Howling winds ebbed, replaced by an utter stillness that seemed impossible for a vista so grand. The colors too were transformed. Stark daytime hues blended and blurred, softened by a gentle wash of ever darkening purples and blues. It was a moment for reflection in a space so vast it could only be divine. And if Glass believed in a god, surely it resided in this great western expanse. Not a physical presence, but an idea, something beyond man’s ability to comprehend, something larger.”
Michael Punke, The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge

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