So I finished this tonight and it was really great for the most part. I just thought that the climax was a bit too "crazy." The tone and pacing of the story shifted awkwardly from that point onwards also. I still enjoyed it a lot. I'll watch the John Wayne version tomorrow.valacirca said:
Just started reading True Grit and I'm liking the way that it's got a lot of character. I don't know if I described that well, but what I mean is that I'm just three chapters in and the characters that have been introduced so far are very fleshed out. The witty writing and subtle humor is also appreciated amidst the otherwise dramatic western backdrop. I love how Mattie is smart and spunky and way mature for her age. Rooster Cogburn doesn't seem as badass as I thought though. After this, I'll watch the John Wayne film version, then the Coen Brothers adaptation.