Monday, August 3, 2015

THE LEGEND OF COLTON H. BRYANT by Alexandra Fuller


If you're a sucker for book covers with cowboys and horses, like I am, here's one I missed. I came across this title on NPR several weeks ago. Actually it was another one of Ms. Fuller's books, Leaving Before The Rains Come, which led me to The Legend...so I'm posting it here for those of you who enjoy this type of story.

Actually, it was mostly Alexandra Fuller's beautiful writing that got me hooked. She approaches this story with great sensitivity and spirit.

In this very personal and introspective look into the life and times of Colton H. Bryant, Fuller manages to approach this sensitive subject with grace, humility, and love, in what could have been an awkward encounter with Colton's closest family members and friends.

I'm enjoying this book and hope to post my review here soon. I'm also working on another review for Islands in the Stream. Well, I'll have to finish the book first. While Hemingway is one of my favorite authors, I don't have time for long stories like this (over 500 pages) so I'll have to speed-read most of it.

As time goes by, Hemingway books get more interesting because they become in effect, historical documents of sorts, so that component adds another layer of depth to his stories, which are somewhat autobiographical.

I haven't been able to finish several other Hemingway favorites, True at First Light, Green Hills of Africa, and The Snows of Kilimanjaro. Hmm, I've got plenty of Hemingway reading to do and looking forward to every word, but good books just keep coming at me.

But that's a good thing. It's what I live for.


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