by David Grann
Vintage paperback, 2018
narrated by Will Patton, Ann Marie Lee, Danny Campbell
Random House Audio, 2017
9 hours and 4 minutes
(downloaded from the library via Overdrive)
It's been over a month and I still haven't written anything about this book. Why am I having such a hard time? Basically...
- the book was full of fascinating information
- I was exposed to a particularly unsavory period of history
- I learned a lot, but have very little to say
- The structure... told in three sections and from three points-of-view: a member of the Osage tribe, a law-enforcement official, and a journalist
- The feeling of history unfolding as I read/listened
I didn't care for//
- The audio version... though the structure lends itself to multiple narrators, none seemed quite right. The middle section was downright annoying at times.
- There was not a lot to discuss, so probably not an ideal book club selection. Our conversation never moved much beyond "I never knew anything about this" or "here's what I found particularly interesting..."
Book club reaction//
Everyone finished the book (!) and appreciated learning about an unknown aspect of our history, but nobody loved it.
If you read it//
I recommend the print edition... plenty of photos are included.