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In this classic, a lone camper overhears a sinister conversation that makes him leave his wild abode to save Helen from impending doom. The man of the forest would not find it acceptable to let a murderer do away with Helen to lay his hands on her uncle’s ranch.
What makes this book stand out?
The book reflects supreme narrative with detailed, scenic portrayal of the setting and thoughts. Other than being a little predictable, the book is almost flawless.
Read it for
It is classic Zane Grey, fervent romanticism, poetic prose and occasional feel-good moments.
Don't read it for
The plot is a little predictable and monotonous, and the end is a little too exaggerated. But, the first half of the book and the descriptive word flow makes up with picturesque narration.