November 26, 2010

Book Club: True Grit

The Book Club will be meeting up Monday, Dec 6 to start their next book: True Grit by Charles Portis. A Western that was made into a movie starring John Wayne, True Grit is a genuine American classic.

The Cohen brothers have recently adapted the book into a new movie. Instead of remaking the John Wayne classic, they decided to stick as close to the book as possible. This new version of True Grit hits theaters on December 22nd. You can check out the trailer below. When we finish the book, we hope to get together and check out the movie sometime towards the end of December.

Date: Monday, December 6
When: 6:30pm
Where: Central Market (N. Lamar)
Email John Bagwell if you have any questions.

Charles Portis has long been acclaimed as one of America’s foremost comic writers. 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.

[Photo by Colorado Sands @ Flickr]

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