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The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge (2002 original; edició 2015)

de Michael Punke (Autor)

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The year is 1823, and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Trapping beaver, they contend daily with the threat of Indian tribes turned warlike over the white men's encroachment on their land, and other prairie foes -- like the unforgiving landscape and its creatures. Hugh Glass is among the Company's finest men, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker. But when a scouting mission puts him face-to-face with a grizzly bear, he is viciously mauled and not expected to survive. The Company's captain dispatches two of his men to stay behind and tend to Glass before he dies, and to give him the respect of a proper burial. When the two men abandon him instead, taking his only means of protecting himself -- including his precious gun and hatchet -- with them, Glass is driven to survive by one desire: revenge. With shocking grit and determination, Glass sets out crawling inch by inch across more than three thousand miles of uncharted American frontier, negotiating predators both human and not, the threat of starvation, and the agony of his horrific wounds. (Based on a true story.)… (més)
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Títol:The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge
Autors:Michael Punke (Autor)
Informació:Picador (2015), Edition: Media tie-in, Movie Tie-in, 272 pages
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This was a good book, fast-paced and filled with action. Hugh Glass was at once a lucky and an unlucky man.

The plot drives itself forward ever faster. Hugh Glass is a man that you want to succeed even if his mission isn't particularly pure. The other characters are well rounded and believable. You feel for Jim Bridger and dislike Fitzgerald. Punke does a good job with them.

Punke sets the story beautifully. He has such an awe for the vastness of the plains and the sudden Rockies looming in the distance that shows in his writing. I had no trouble picturing the scenes he described and the whole book makes me want to hike across the Midwest. It's worth mentioning that the book details some survival situations well enough that one could use the instructions to get by in a pinch.

My major dislike is the ending. I felt dissatisfied. Perhaps though, I cannot fault Punke for that. The ending fits with the story well enough. I just wanted a different outcome.

This is still certainly worth a read, especially as another addition in revenge literature. The story, upon reflection, reminds us that, while passion can drive a person to achieve incredible successes against even more incredible odds, we cannot lose sight of our primary purposes in life. ( )
  neilstcyr | Jul 26, 2022 |
A great true account of a fictional tale. A lot of it's made up, but most of it's true.

I haven't seen the movie, so I can't compare the book to the movie. I'm one of those weird people who skims IMDb to find new books to read instead of movies or television shows. But yes, the bear attack is gripping. His survival is kind of mind-boggling.

The author alternates between humor and adventure, which makes the book a fun read and time well spent. ( )
  rabbit-stew | Jun 26, 2022 |
A bleak and fictional account of real-life trapper/explorer Hugh Glass in the 1820's. The book is violent and has a lot of bloodshed. In the afterward, even the author admits that he did embellish certain parts of the book for entertainment purposes. There is not anything good or uplifting about the book. 262 pages ( )
  Tess_W | Feb 4, 2022 |
Michael Punke’s The Revenant is brutal, gripping, and perhaps too historically accurate for its own good.

The story starts with a flash-forward, showing us the moment in 1823 when Hugh Glass, the protagonist, is left to die near the Missouri River. Then Punke flashes back to show how Glass came to join the Rocky Mountain Fur Company, get horrifically mauled by a grizzly bear, and be abandoned by the two men who were supposed to stay with him until he passed. Glass survives, though, and swears vengeance on the men who shirked their duty and stole his gear, including his prized rifle.

This quest for vengeance fuels the rest of the narrative by giving Glass a tangible goal: catch the thieves, enact his revenge, and reclaim his possessions. The simple mission carries him through encounters with other frontiersmen, Native Americans—both hostile and friendly—and the elements. Glass overcomes terrible injuries and faces down worse odds time and again to get what’s his. The clear target also allows the reader to navigate long passages with no dialogue, transforming what could have been a wandering survival story into something more compelling.

And yet… the conclusion doesn’t fully live up to the promise Punke makes in the beginning. There’s a semi-climactic confrontation, but it feels unsatisfying after the pages and pages of Glass’s torturous struggle to get there. I wonder if Punke felt constrained by writing a story about real men—many of the characters in the story are historical figures, including Glass. Punke notes in his afterword that he took some liberties with how the story closes, adding a partial resolution that doesn’t exist in the historical record. I wish he’d gone further and improvised a more fulfilling finale.

I’m curious to see how the (Oscar-winning) film adaptation handles the ending. My guess is that Hollywood takes greater license, but we’ll see. For now, I’ll remember The Revenant as a thrilling hunt that doesn’t quite catch its quarry.

(For more reviews like this one, see www.nickwisseman.com) ( )
  nickwisseman | Oct 5, 2021 |
This is a book I would probably never have found if not for Goodreads. I entered a give away for this authors new book [b:Ridgeline|55077562|Ridgeline|Michael Punke|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1604993370l/55077562._SY75_.jpg|85876135] and I won! I researched this author after that and found [b:The Revenant|22836957|The Revenant|Michael Punke|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1409498796l/22836957._SY75_.jpg|1026225]. My library had it, so I thought, what the heck, I will read it and get a taste of the author's writing and style.

From the very beginning [a:Michael Punke|108318|Michael Punke|https://images.gr-assets.com/authors/1452499432p2/108318.jpg] had my attention. The story's protagonist is based on the real-life trapper and frontiersman Hugh Glass. While on a fur-trapping expedition Glass was mauled by a grizzly bear. The group of trappers were sure Glass would die from his injury, and they moved on leaving 2 men to bury him when he finally succumbed from his injuries. After days of nursing, the 2 men abandoned Glass, sure he would die within the day. They stripped him of his supplies and weapons and left him to die.

Somehow Glass survived and literally crawled and limped 200 miles in order to seek revenge on the men that left him.

Punke's writing and storytelling had me reaching for this book when it came time to sit down and read. Highly recommended for HF readers. ( )
  JBroda | Sep 24, 2021 |
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The year is 1823, and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Trapping beaver, they contend daily with the threat of Indian tribes turned warlike over the white men's encroachment on their land, and other prairie foes -- like the unforgiving landscape and its creatures. Hugh Glass is among the Company's finest men, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker. But when a scouting mission puts him face-to-face with a grizzly bear, he is viciously mauled and not expected to survive. The Company's captain dispatches two of his men to stay behind and tend to Glass before he dies, and to give him the respect of a proper burial. When the two men abandon him instead, taking his only means of protecting himself -- including his precious gun and hatchet -- with them, Glass is driven to survive by one desire: revenge. With shocking grit and determination, Glass sets out crawling inch by inch across more than three thousand miles of uncharted American frontier, negotiating predators both human and not, the threat of starvation, and the agony of his horrific wounds. (Based on a true story.)

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