"A new film version of True Grit, starring Jeff Bridges and Hailee Steinfeld, is just out: don't see it until you've read, and wondered at the brilliance of, the real thing." Christina Hardyment, The Times (audiobook review) "Charles Portis is perhaps the most original talent overlooked by literary culture in America." Esquire "It is a pleasure to be able to recommend a novel wholeheartedly... an instant classic." Newsday "What book has given me greater pleasure in the last five years? Or in the last twenty? I do not know. What a writer!" Roald Dahl"