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The Revenant
The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge | Michael Punke
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA thrilling tale of betrayal and revenge set against the nineteenth-century American frontier, the astonishing story of real-life trapper and frontiersman Hugh GlassThe year is 1823, and the trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Hugh Glass is among the companys 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. Two company men are dispatched to stay behind and tend to Glass before he dies. When the men abandon him instead, Glass is driven to survive by one desire: revenge. With shocking grit and determination, Glass sets out, crawling at first, across hundreds of miles of uncharted American frontier. Based on a true story, The Revenant is a remarkable tale of obsession, the human will stretched to its limits, and the lengths that one man will go to for retribution.
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UnidragonFrag
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Mehso-so

The westward expansion, fur-trapper era is interesting and exciting enough, but that ending was definitely unsatisfying.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I agree completely! The movie is much better in this case. 2mo
UnidragonFrag @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I haven't seen it yet, but it's now on my to watch list! 1mo
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CouronneDhiver
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Middle America in the 1820s.

A trapper, mauled in a bear attack and left for dead by his companions, comes crawling back through the harsh wilderness for revenge.

Visceral, compelling, intrepid.

A recommendation for the #HusbandsOfLitsy

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#DudeLit #Western #Adventure
#Revenge #GreatOutdoors #Cowboys #Indians

B.Reader Watched the movie version almost entirely through my fingers. So hardcore! 3mo
CouronneDhiver I haven‘t seen the movie yet, but based on the book content, ‘hardcore‘ is definitely the right adjective. @B.Reader 3mo
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CouronneDhiver
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“There are none so deaf as those who will not hear.” ✊🏽

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CouronneDhiver
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Revenge!

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CouronneDhiver
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Poor bugger has all the luck! 😷

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CouronneDhiver
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Moral dilemma.

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CouronneDhiver
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Ever find weirdly simple words that don‘t seem familiar? 🙋🏽‍♀️

#Vocabulary #Dictionary

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CouronneDhiver
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Two of the three souls in this household are poorly today... I‘m just reading until someone hollers (or meows) out for help.

Print/audio combo. Then, maybe, the movie.

squirrelbrain Hope everyone feels better soon.... 3mo
CouronneDhiver Thanks so much! 😘😘 @squirrelbrain Hubs is down with nausea related to vertigo and I don‘t really know what‘s wrong with the cat. 3mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I liked the movie better. 3mo
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britt_brooke
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ My husband always says I never read anything he recommends. That‘s not *entirely* true, but anyway, this is for him. 😙 Fur trapper Hugh Glass is grotesquely mauled by a grizzly bear & left for dead by the men tasked with helping him. But - surprise! - he doesn‘t die. This novelization (w/ liberties) of actual events is about survival & revenge. The west was wild, y‘all. Punke‘s writing is rich & solid. I hate when my husband‘s right.

TK421 I need to finish this. 4mo
britt_brooke @TK421 It starts kind of slow, but once Glass‘s “adventures” pick up, it‘s quite entertaining. 4mo
alanacristin This was one of the most painful viewing experiences of my life 😭 i loathed this movie. I wonder if the book would go down better (They usually do, right?) now I'm curious to try it after reading your review! 😂 4mo
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Daisey I still haven‘t read this one, but it sounds like one I need to read. 4mo
britt_brooke @alanacristin I haven‘t seen the film and I don‘t plan to. 🙈 The bear attack is graphic in the book, but I wasn‘t completely repulsed. 4mo
alanacristin @britt_brooke that's encouraging! 😁 4mo
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erzascarletbookgasm
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Hugh Glass vowed he will make the two men who abandoned him be sorry..very sorry. 💀 💀

#NoFemmeber #Illmakeyousorry

Cinfhen Been thinking about reading this book but not sure if it‘s gonna be too outdoorsy for me??!!! 10mo
Billypar I heard so much about the movie when it came out, but I don't know much about the book or author. Sounds intriguing though! 10mo
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laurenlovesliterature
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My little book haul

CindyE09 I ♥️ Jodi Picoult! 1y
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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🎬 I thought they did a good job with The Revenant. The movie was actually better than the book.
🎬I go out of my way to NOT but a movie tie-in cover.
🎬 I would love to see an adaptation of The Fifth Season. But I think it should be a TV show rather than a movie ( #HBO are you listening?!).
🎬 If you're reading this you're tagged.

#tuesdaytidbits @JenlovesJT47

everlocalwest I would love a Fifth Season series!! That would be amazing. 1y
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @everlocalwest Right!? As long as they don't mess it up 😋 1y
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TK421
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What a busy weekend! #OhioanaBookFestival was awesome! It was great to meet up with some fellow Ohio littens. Thanks for the sweet hat @LeshaMac ! I picked up 3 books at the festival, and The Revenant at the Book Loft afterwords. The Bloody Black Flag is a murder mystery on a pirate ship! The one about the Black Hand is on how the nations organized crime has it's roots in Marion Ohio. The Kahiki Super Club was a legendary Columbus restaurant.

Mdargusch You found some great books! We bought the Kahiki book too. It was our favorite restaurant. 1y
CrowCAH Must check out The Bloody Black Flag, sounds right up my pirate alley! ☠️⚔️⚓️ 1y
BookMaven407 I loved seeing the pictures of all the Ohio Littens together! 1y
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TheReadingMermaid OMG I totally missed it. We were planning to go but I've been sick lately. 🤒 Hope you had fun! 1y
TK421 @Mdargusch it closed right after I turned 21 and before I could get one of their awesome drinks!😭 1y
TK421 @CrowCAH it is pirate noir! The author was super nice. He loves mystery novels and pirates, and decided to combine his two favorite genres. 1y
CrowCAH @TK421 neat! I realized on GoodReads I entered this book‘s giveaway; did not win. So it‘s still on the TBR. 1y
emilyhaldi Omg I have the best memories of The Kahiki!! 🙌🏻 My husband is also obsessed so I bought him this book at Ohioana too 😄👍🏻 1y
ferskner @TK421 I feel terrible, but I'm so overwhelmed with moving/new job that I've read almost nothing this month, let alone any of your #freakyfriday books. So I'm going to devote May to them! I'll still have a few other book responsibilities for that month, but I'll still do better. I'm sorry for slacking off! 1y
TK421 @ferskner No worries!😊 1y
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Quanchile
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Riveting and hard to put down. Read it for the story and don‘t focus too much on the writing. It‘ll make you want to become a Boy Scout

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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#MarchInBooks #photochallenge @maich

#bestmancharacter

This prompt made me think of "manly men" so I went with Hugh Glass.

Loosely based on a real person who survives a bear attack, only to be deserted, and continues to thrive solely on his thirst for revenge.

I will admit however, that this is one of the rare times where I think that the movie ? was superior to the book ?. Especially the ending, I found it so unsatisfying in the book.

Deidre-Dee-OfficialBookworm I wouldn‘t watch the movie. It was too blood thirsty for me🤢🤭 2y
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Cconnolly
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Facing a long car ride in the near future. Thought this might be a good one to keep both me and hubby entertained. We saw the movie and I thought the cinematography was amazing, hope to be able to “see” the story unfold with this audio. Any other suggestions for audiobooks in the western or outdoors theme, that aren‘t real new......I use my e library 🤓 and don‘t have time for waiting lists!

mdm139 True grit 2y
intothehallofbooks News of the World by Paulette Jiles 2y
Cinfhen I would agree with 2y
Cconnolly @mdm139 , @intothehallofbooks , @Cinfhen Thanks for the suggestions! 2y
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Rachel.Rencher
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I posted my review of The Revenant on my blog! I had mixed feelings about it... has anyone else read it? I hate to compare it so much to the movie, but I saw the movie before I knew it was a book and I think this is a case where the movie was better (even though the detail in the book was better).

www.rachelworksforbooks.com 🤓

callielafleur I read the book first and liked it better! Isn't it funny how that works? 2y
BookishMe I watched the movie first (& suitably astounded) and was told book differs a little. Then I read the book, grimacing at the details and enticed by the atmospheric prose. Because I did not link book and movie, I was immensely pleased with both. 2y
Lucas.Rencher @Rachel.Rencher great review! 📚🤓 2y
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SaraBeagle I never saw the movie and did not like the book. I thought the author really didn‘t do the story justice- it felt so rushed an incomplete. 2y
Rachel.Rencher @SaraBeagle That's exactly how I felt! Like this guy battles his way through the tundra and Indians and then has the most anticlimactic ending ever 😕 2y
Carissa-Green-Reads I always read the book first. I made it through the book. I didn't make it through 10 minutes of the bloodbath, I mean film. 2y
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Rachel.Rencher
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Just finished my third book of the year! I'm not sure how I feel abou this one just yet... I'll write my review for the #TBRChallenge and post it soon. 🤔🐻

Lucas.Rencher I'm excited for the review! 😀 2y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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This book, based on a true story, tells one of the most famous frontiersmen - Hugh Glass, who is bent on revenge after being left to die in the #cold. The crew filming the adaptation had to endure -25C temperature while travelling to remote places in Canada and Argentina to film! #tbr 🙄
#decdays

Cinfhen Great choice! I really want to see the film 2y
Cinfhen @MinDea another idea for @booktoscreen 🤓 2y
AmyG That movie! Omg I could barely breathe. 2y
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MinDea @AmyG I agree. I left the theater at one point cause it was a little too brutal for me. @Cinfhen I wonder if the book is easier to read than it was to watch... 🤔 2y
AmyG @MinDea I would think the book has to be easier. Seeing it in your head is way different than actually seeing it. Especially so large in a theater. 2y
JaclynW This movie was intense!! What a great choice for #cold! I was feeling it! 2y
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Quinndm
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"He heard her size before he saw it. Not just the crack of the thick underbrush that the sow moved aside like short grass, but the growl itself, a sound deep like thunder or a falling tree, a bass that could emanate only through connection with some great mass."

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tricours
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So I stumbled across a table of English books on sale at the bookstore close to where I work.

Tamra Wonderful stack! 2y
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annachan
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Running out of shelf space so I placed some of my books on top of my cabinet. How have I not thought of this before?

#bookshelfie

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zishery
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Pickpick

Great story, very detailed...but quite difficult to get through. Ironic? Yes. Perhaps this wasn't the best early morning read, nonetheless, this tale will give you the chills!

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alpacasocks

Loving it 😊 saw the movie first in this case, seeing as I didn't know a book existed, and I can't wait to catch all the book vs. movie discrepancies

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MonicaNap
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Oh how I miss the mountains, and this book isn't helping my homesickness #books #forrealthough #memorialweekend #reading

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MonicaNap
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You guys, this scene in the book is brutal. Worse than the movie - way worse...but gotta say the descriptive writing is phenomenal. Coming from a state that has plenty of bears, I will be doubling up on my bear spray after reading this! #bearattack #gore #gruesome oh and PS - careful when googling 'bear attack' for a usable image 😂#lessonlearned

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Samary
Pickpick

This book was very good, some of the survival seems a bit convenient, but luck is a factor in survival and reading the historical notes at the end it makes sense. Very interesting read!

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aizekj
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Mehso-so

Not my usual kind of read but I read it because it's more to my husband's taste and I thought it'd be fun to discuss with him. It's pretty good but I think this is one case where the movie is actually better.

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Syrahsyrah
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A good short read, this novel is inspired by true events that occurred back in America's early stages of exploration and claiming the west. The history is interesting as well as the main character's ability to survive despite all odds. (For revenge!) Warning: don't get attached to anyone.

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Samary

"Indeed, to pass up an opportunity for a good joke was viewed as a character flaw, a sign of weakness."

Woohoo! My kind of people!!

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Samary
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She likes to try and distract me #Revenant #dogs #books #reading

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Samary
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Finally started this book! I still haven't seen the movie. I grew up w a rule that I wasn't allowed to see a movie until I read the book.
With such a loooong TBR list and the rate movies are being churned out by Hollywood that isn't always possible. So I pick and choose. Some I absolutely will NOT see until I read it. #books #movies

keithmalek That's a great rule! 2y
Samary @keithmalek thanks! People think I'm nuts when I tell them I was ok w that rule as a kid 😁 I brought it into my adult life and reading the book first remains my preference. 2y
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Samary
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So it begins!

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AE_Stueve
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The fur trade was crazy AF.

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JamesStuart
Mehso-so

Haven't seen the film yet, wasn't too impressed with the book. Although i thought it gave an interesting description of the American frontier during the early 1900 century.

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Texreader
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I hate that I love to keep buying books that I'm not sure I'll ever have time to read. And yes they are this disorganized. 😊 These are two of several stacks in my bedroom. Let's not talk about the other rooms of the house. #hatetolove #booklove17

Books_Wine_Repeat I'm with you. I have zero room for more books and I just bought 8 more today. 😬 3y
Reviewsbylola Ugh, I feel you. I had a problem a few years ago of buying any book that caught my eye. I've gotten much more deliberate about adding books to my TBR and also purchasing only books I truly want to read ASAP. And still I'm drowning in books. 3y
LeahBergen Yep! 😂 3y
Texreader @Books_Wine_Repeat That is exactly the sort of thing I do too! Regularly! 3y
Texreader @Reviewsbylola I'm trying so hard to live by that philosophy. But yes still drowning in books, happily. 3y
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AlexMay
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I must admit that this great book is helped by its gruff, American narrator. So with that in mind, if you were to ingest this any way first I would whole heartedly recommend the audiobook. I really ought read more like this, as I rarely read historical fiction, because it really has a cold and tough sense of place.

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TheBookAddict
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A compelling tale of revenge, survival, and a historical journey in an untraveled and uncharted land. Visit http://www.bookishimpulses.com/single-post/2017/02/05/Review-The-Revenant for the full review.
#Bookishimpulses #LitsyRC22 #RC22 #22 #LitsyReadingChallenge2017

DebinHawaii Sweet! 🐱❤️ 3y
Jinjer Grumpy ears!!!! 3y
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TheBookAddict @Jinjer yeah, she was napping and my inconsiderate self moved so I woke her up...needless to say she wasn't very happy with me. In my defense I didn't see her so I didn't know she was there. 😅😁😾 3y
Desha Sweet kitty! ❤️🐾🐾❤️ 3y
TheBookAddict @Desha 😂 she was being a little grumpy, but she got over it. 3y
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TheBookAddict
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#RiotGrams

Where I read: I usually sneak in reading anywhere and anytime I can, but I am for sure reading in bed at least for 30 minutes before I go to sleep.

💕📚💕🤓

Lmstraubie Ditto! I feel cheated if I don't get in at least a half an hour before bed. I like the lava lamp! 3y
TheBookAddict @Lmstraubie lol, yeah I feel the same way. Thanks, I've had it for years now. It was a Christmas gifts, I believe. 3y
Jinjer I love your blanket!!! 3y
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I LOVE @bookriot so here's my 1st #RiotGrams pic! Admiring my TBR bookcase that I use instead of a bedside table 💕. Admiring the collection and wondering which will be next after I finish The Revenant.
🤓💕📚💕😍

#Shelfie

Lmstraubie Listened to episode one of your podcasts today. You & your hubby are so cute together! I loved the shout out for Litsy. 📚📚📚 3y
TheBookAddict @lmstraubie lol, thanks! Thanks for the support, we appreciate it! And we couldn't close out the podcast without saying anything about Litsy. We ❤️ Litsy and all our Litsy peeps! 😊💕 3y
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TheBookAddict

It's a very interesting story, but they've killed a dog and a puppy😢...I know that back then they were a source of food, but it's still tough to read about it.

Megabooks I couldn't read that. 3y
TheBookAddict @Ebooksandcooks it's definitely tough. I do appreciate that the author doesn't go into detail. 3y
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