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Originally published more than fifty years ago, THE BIG SKY is the first of A. B. Guthrie, Jr.'s, epic adventure novels of America's vast frontier. ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.375
steven b

VERY ENJOYABLE

by steven b on Oct 31, 2013

AS WITH ALL GUTHRIE BOOKS THEY ARE WELL WRITTEN. I PLAN ON READING MORE.

Wayne G

Great story.

by Wayne G on Oct 31, 2013

This book covers a time that was disappearing even in the late 1800's.

JTucknessB

Anti-Heroes

by JTucknessB on Nov 19, 2009

A.B. Guthrie?s ?Big Sky? was a wonderful work. I had read his prize-winning novel ?The Way West? previously and found ?The Big Sky? to be even better in some ways. It was a moody piece and I began to wonder how much sadness and alienation one could bear with. I didn?t find myself thinking of these mountain men, or Boone Caudill, as heroes. They came across more as almost psychopathically anti-social and terribly self-indulgent. But nevertheless it was a gut wrenching read. Guthrie gave a good feel for the period and cultures involved.

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jw4444

The Best of the West

by jw4444 on Jul 16, 2009

This book is a classic of the genre - with good reason. For an enthralling account of the mountain men in the Rockies, one cannot do better.

EdK1

A lot of unresolved plot angles

by EdK1 on Jun 27, 2009

Perhaps it was the edition ("an edition for Younger Readers", but there seemed to be a great many unresolved plot angles here. The first one involved the angle in which the main character was falsely accused of trying to rob a character who had stolen the main character's rifle. The main character vowed to get the rifle back & one expected that at some point this issue would be resolved, but it never was. There were a number of similar unresolved plot angles throughout the novel.

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