In the still of a snow-covered morning in upstate New York, a girl out riding her horse is hit by a 40-ton truck. Though horribly injured, both thirteen-year-old Grace Maclean and her horse Pilgrim survive. But the impact on their lives and the lives of those who love them is devastating. Grace is the only child of a prominent New York magazine ...Read MoreIn the still of a snow-covered morning in upstate New York, a girl out riding her horse is hit by a 40-ton truck. Though horribly injured, both thirteen-year-old Grace Maclean and her horse Pilgrim survive. But the impact on their lives and the lives of those who love them is devastating. Grace is the only child of a prominent New York magazine editor, Annie Graves, and her lawyer husband Robert. In a way which none of them at first understand, their destiny comes to depend upon Pilgrim's. So mutilated and traumatized is he that even the vet who saved his life now wishes he hadn't. Annie refuses to have him destroyed, sensing that if she does, something in Grace will die too. She hears about a man in Montana, a 'whisperer' who is said to have the gift of healing troubled horses. Abandoning her job, Annie sets off across the continent like some latter-day pioneer, with Grace and Pilgrim, to find him. The man's name is Tom Booker and he lives on the Rocky Mountain Front, a place of daunting beauty, where the high plains run smack into a hundred-million-year-old wall of limestone. Here, under the massive Montana sky, all their lives are changed for ever. "The Horse Whisperer" is about the power of redemption: how shattered souls can make themselves one again with the world. But above all it is an epic love story that will fill with yearning the hearts of all who read it.Read Less
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The horse whisperer is a great book about people and not about horses as it seems. The movie with Robert Redford is not as descriptive, vivid and moving as the book is. Also, the movie script is different from the book that it is supposed to be based on.
Sep 14, 2008
During a vacation, I was looking for a novel to read. In the cottage where we were staying, there were several books available but none seemed interesting. As the weather was rainy, I chose the Horse Whisperer with little hope that I'd like it.. As I saw the movie and enjoyed it , I never read the book so I gave it a try. It was a surprisingly good read. The author had a writing style that gripped the reader from the start. The first page immediately had me hooked and I finished the book quickly. I so enjoyed it that I ordered the other Nicholas Evans books and wasn't disappointed as they were all as enjoyable as the first. I have another author to list among my favorites!
Feb 6, 2008
Don't waste your time with the film - which lacks any character depth at all and doesn't follow the book well. Instead - sit back with a cup of coffee, and warm blanket, and dive into the story that will take you away to the mountains of Montana. Evans has a way of giving you clear insight into the characters, personalities, and the deepest emotions of the story, engaging you in their lives. I was swept away into a world of longing and lost love, curoisty, and sexual desire, lost futures, and crushed dreams, acceptance, and unconditional love. This book has it all!
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