I just finish reading "The Glorious Goddamn of it All" by Josh Ritter. Set in the times of lumberjacks and adventure in the old settler times, this book captures a time in history where people survived on instinct and reputation, and had to fight for everything they were given. There were no rules in place, so people had to use their wits to make the best life possible.
In this book, the main character wants to be a lumberjack against the wishes of his father and sets off to claim what is his and profit from an wild plot of land where claiming the trees could make him a fortune but could also lead to his death.
The story follows his life and although the language is rough, it is properly used because it sets a tone for the reality of the time in which it is set.
The author, Josh Ritter, does an excellent job of using descriptive words that portray the emotion and harsh reality of the time, and the reader is transported back to that era in part because of the imagery created through the auhor's words.
This book is heartwarming because the reader wants the boy to succeed, and make his life better, and the journey, although filled with sadness, is a journey worth taking with this book.
Although not my normal choice of genre, I decided to take a chance with this book and was not disappointed. I loved the characters and felt engaged in what was happening in the story. Thank you to Net Galley for giving me an advance copy of this book to enjoy.
I hope all my friends will take a chance and try this book. Let me know what you think....