The Revenant by Michael Punke

March 2016

I read this for a book club and it was…fine. I enjoyed the historical details, but the tone and story seemed uneven (veering from grim survivalism, to slapstick, to courtroom drama). The few women in the book are either dead or prostitutes. And because I’d heard so much about the movie before reading this, I couldn’t help but picture everything taking place in the snow, even though it doesn’t (not the book’s fault, though).

Further reading…