The book that I had to read for the book club was called " Sheperd of the hills " By Harold Bell Wright.
Well, I got to page 3 last night and I had to put the book down. I was tired. So when I woke up I looked at the book and saw that it was 244 pages and I had 241 to go! The first 3 chapters or so was hard going. The book was published in 1908 and the author writes in the style that the "hill" people spoke. There was a lot of letters dropped off before and at the end of words. It took the 3 chapters to get into the cadence of the speech. ( By thunder!)
Over all, NO I did not like the book. I got tired of the woman folk all being describe as "deep bosomed" and they all had wide brows and wide set eyes and all are slender. I think that most woman back in the 1900s living a hard life in the "hills" were skinny and flat chested. But what do I know? Hard to believe that this is made into a play and also a movie! Maybe the movie would be the one rare time that the movie is better then the book! I also thought that the plot was hard to swallow.
The introduction said that the book was the story of 2 trails. One is the high road and one is the low road. And what path will people take?
Never did figure it out. The bad guys? Stayed bad. The good guys? Stayed good. Nobody ever took a different path.
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