Book of the Dun Cow

Review of Book of the Dun Cow by Walter Wangerin, Jr.By KENDRICK KUOAesop’s fables, Narnia, and Animal Farm, all rolled into one, would produce something similar to Book of the Dun Cow (1978), although Dun Cow is in a league of its own. The book won the the National Book Award (1980), to tell you a little about the caliber of this book; yet it reads like a children’s novel in most respects.Book of the Dun Cow tells the story of two kingdoms, God’s Keepers, and the evil Wyrm. The two kin … [Read more...]

The Big Sky

Review of The Big Sky by A.B. Guthrie, Jr.By COYLE NEALThe Big Sky is the story of Boone Caudill, who just wants to be left alone. Left alone by his parents, left alone by society, and left alone by every other human being. So he moves West, where he learns the ways of the Indians and lives as a Mountain Man. And… that’s pretty much the plot. Unlike most Westerns, this isn’t a book that you read for the action sequences. Nor would you read it for character development—Boone starts off as a … [Read more...]