Feb 27, 2016 the revenant author michael punke has a day job. While there were obvious similarities between them, i truly believe that the movie was a 1010, and the book was 1010, but for different reasons. The 35 best audiobooks for 2020 great audiobooks for a. A startling novel, all the more compelling because its tale of unimaginable human endurance is true, the revenant unfolds the toll of envy and betrayal as well as the powers of obsession and vengeance in the battle of fur trapper hugh glass, first for his life and then for justice. Its so compelling because it is based the real life of hugh glass. Obviously the revenant is still a very new film, but to me it brought back a filmmaking style that i thought would never return. The man whose life he was imitating for the revenant is based on a true story of sorts enjoyed a far less glamorous existence. The revenant reminded me more of the films of sergio leone, david lean, and john ford way more than having a connection with contemporary films. Rocky mountains, 1823 hugh glass has been imprisoned by pirates, trained by the pawnee ind. The revenant which is soon to be a film starring leonardo dicaprio gives us a vivid portrait of brutal men, living in a brutal time, in a brutal land.
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. If you hope the revenent wins best picture, here are 11. Three books on the life of hugh glass were written long before michael punkes 2002 novel, the revenant, including the closest thing to a historical account, the saga of hugh glass, which was. A novel of revenge by michael punke about the book the year is 1823, and the trappers of the rocky mountain fur company live a brutal frontier life. Based on a true story, the revenant is an epic tale of revenge set in the rocky mountains and soon to be a major motion picture, starring leonardo dicaprio. Mar 14, 2016 the revenant is a remarkable tale of obsession and the lengths that one man will go to for retribution. Rowling, the girl on the train by paula hawkins, yes please by amy poehler. Murdered him, as surely as a knife in the heart or a bullet in the brain, glass says. Goodreads members who liked the revenant also liked. Jan 06, 2015 generously spiced with such thrilling details and encounters, the revenant, first published in 2002 and soon to become a movie tells the story of legendary frontiersman hugh glass, mauled by a grizzly and left for dead by treacherous comrades in 1823. The title of the movie as well as the source material is a clue, in that perhaps he died and returned as a revenant, not of a ghoul, zombie or spectral sort, but as a supernaturallyhealed man with unfinished business in this life and imbued with the spirit of revenge.
Hugh glass apparently anticipated horace greeleys advice about going west and growing up with the country, for that is precisely what he did. Reviewed in the united states on september 17, 2016. The novel is based on a series of events in the life of american. Buy the revenant harp01 06 2019 film tiein edition by punke, michael isbn. The washington post book world a captivating tale of a singular individualauthenticity is exactly what the revenant provides, in. The revenant was inspired by the story of hugh glass, an american frontiersman, fur trapper and explorer who operated around the upper missouri river in the early 19th century. With shocking grit and determination, glass sets out, crawling at first, across hundreds of miles of uncharted american frontier. National library service nls is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page.
While trapping beavers along the missouri river, the group gets involved in a battle with the arikara tribe, a battle that eventually ropes in the u. Shop for books at and browse categories like young adult books, childrens books, mystery books, adult coloring books and cook books. A look at the revenant trailer, featuring leonardo dicaprio. I honestly dont think that theres a way to compare the two. Some sweetness is provided in the character of a teenaged boy, a fictionalized jim bridger, one of the best known mountain explorers of that time. Fascinated by glasss story, he began to study his life and times, research that would find its way into his novel, the revenant. Everyday low prices on a huge range of new releases and classic fiction. In the book he knows the bear is coming for him and he waits till the last moment to shoot so he wont miss. Whats the difference between the revenant the book and the. The 85 best movies on amazon prime uk, from green book to. National library service for the blind and physically handicapped. If you like historical fiction, this is the perfect book for you.
The revenant by michael punke goodreads share book. Awards season buzz is giving new life to the revenant by michael punke, the novel thats the basis for. Discover the latest tips on collection development plus publishing news. The basic premise the readers follow is glasss will to not only survive, but get revenge on those who wronged him. Mar 09, 2016 in which i talk about the book that inspired the movie. The word revenant means someone who has risen from the grave to terrorize the living. That will come to be quite important as the novel goes on.
Jan 06, 2015 with shocking grit and determination, glass sets out, crawling at first, across hundreds of miles of uncharted american frontier. Download and keep this book for free with a 30 day trial. Dec 29, 2015 there could be no better title for michael punkes high spirited western novel. The revenant is filled with fascinating and true historical details. In these pages, we discover historical fiction at its best. Trapping beaver, they contend daily with the threat of indian tribes turned warlike over the white mens encroachment on their land, and other. Listen to the revenant a novel of revenge by michael punke available from rakuten kobo. The revenant author michael punke has a day job the new. Jun 20, 2002 the revenant is fascinating story about a man who suffers countless tragedy at the hands of nature and man, and seeks redemption. All books products were purchased with my own money, unless otherwise noted. This study guide consists of approximately 36 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of the revenant. A novel of revenge audiobook, by michael punke extended sample audio sample. While michael punke was reading a book about the american west, he discovered a snippet about hugh glass. The revenant audiobook by michael punke 97814272624.
The revenant by michael punke read online on bookmate. Books similar to the revenant goodreads share book. Inspired by true events, the revenant is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one mans epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. Mike and jay talk about another movie set in the past, in the cold, and where people violently murder each other. A novel of revenge by punke, michael from amazons fiction books store. Coffee series different patterns kawaii washi tape diy decoration notebook masking tape paper sticker scrapbooking travelers travelers leather journal notebook regular passport version journaling inserts inner page sticker. In the afterward, the author michael punke explains that many of the moments in his book are in fact fiction. In the trailer he appears to be surprised by the bear and attempts to run away dropping his rifle. Dec 22, 2015 but when the revenant, the highly anticipated new film adapted from michael punkes book, had its big opening in l. Our story begins with the rocky mountain fur company. In an expedition of the uncharted american wilderness, legendary explorer hugh glass leonardo dicaprio is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team. The real story of the revenant is far weirder and bloodier. Find books like the revenant from the worlds largest community of readers.
Written by michael punke now a deputy, ustr to the world trade organization in geneva, the book is based on the incredible true story of fur trapper hugh. Meet the author of the revenant except you cant because. The movie adds elements the book doesnt have, and makes glasss journey even more perilous, in some ways, but more rational in others. Jan 11, 2016 the revenant by michael punke vs movie revenant starring leo dicaprio. He learned lance throwing, tomahawk chopping, and how to break and suck the marrow from buffalo bones.
What the real life hugh glass experienced is probably something closer to punkes book. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Illustration of hugh glass and his legendary bear attack published at the time for a newspaper. Other than omitting a futile attempt by glass to climb a tree and an early ontarget gunshot, the grizzly attack depicted in the revenant largely is accurate.
Jan 14, 2016 but it is only loosely based on the revenant book. Since then, the revenant has sold more than half a million copies, and picador has reprinted the book 21 times. The scene in which fitzgerald and bridger abandon glass is the first thing we read in the novel, so that should clue you in that its a pretty big deal. For most of the book i found it to be a really engaging read with a interesting well rounded main protagonist in hugh glass, who really pulled you into his story and quest for revenge. Though the book was published some years ago, it seems to be garnering more attention with a rerelease, as well as anticipation of the movie the revenant starring leonardo dicaprio, due out in january 2016. Any books received from authors and publishers were. While well never give up the pleasure of cracking the spine and turning the pages of a great new book, sometimes the audio version just hits the spot. What i like about this book or the movie adaptation is that the movie and the book arent exactly the same so seeing the movie wouldnt ruin the book and reading the book wouldnt ruin the movie, or so i think.
In our book, the most notable aspect of this passage is bridgers reluctance. Punke has added considerably to our understanding of human endurance and of the men who pushed west in the footsteps of lewis and clarka significant feat. The revenant by michael punke overdrive rakuten overdrive. The definition of a revenant, from the title of the book, is a person who returns, supposedly from the dead. The revenants true story is amazing, but the movie is far. Jan 06, 2016 heres a look at whats new on usa today s bestselling books list punke rocks. Books on tape audiobooks for the library and school. This is a used book in good condition and may show some signs of use or wear. I like how the book goes more into the background of hugh glass and john fitzgerald. Bot provides bestselling and awardwinning audiobooks for adults and children to library and school marketplaces. A novel of revenge is a 2002 novel by american author michael punke, based on a series of events in the life of american frontiersman hugh glass in 1823 missouri territory.664 685 1547 1482 814 944 18 420 1489 273 327 1443 1344 603 439 933 1119 1178 1264 11 1176 221 846 1419 1143 1531 1337 1040 528 555 1334 659 1248 1556 726 176 1340 1096 254 144 1212 1094 210 566 57 505 1141 985