Friday, November 15, 2013
Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden
My Rating: 4.8
This book is about a Cree boy who is raised by his Auntie in the wilderness and taught to live off the land. He develops a close friendship with another Cree boy. When they are of age, the two of them enlist and become snipers in the killing fields of Ypres in WWI. This is a brutal yet beautifully well told story. This captures so much - the brutality of war, the beauty of the wilderness, the Native American life and so much more that I am not eloquent enough to capture. AMAZING writing and this will be in my 'best of' for this year.