July 2, 2015
Portis’s novel is narrated by Mattie Ross, a thrifty, churchgoing elderly spinster distinguished by intelligence, independence, and strength of mind. She recounts the story of her adventures many years earlier, at the age of fourteen, when she undertook quest to avenge her father’s death at the hands of a drifter named Tom Chaney. She is joined on her quest by Marshal Ruben J. “Rooster” Cogburn and a Texas Ranger named LaBoeuf (pronounced "La-beef"). The 2010 film adaptation directed by the Coen brothers stars Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon.
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