New York Times Bestseller, The Son by author Philipp Meyer.
Based on the McCullough family and it’s heirs in the mid 1800’s to the mid 20th century, The Son ended up being a book I was very taken with.
Recommended and loaned to me by Wild Horse John, I began the intriguing journey Philipp Meyer took me on as I poured through the pages.
It is a story of Indians, frontier survival, early Texas under Spanish rule, Civil Wars, oil magnates, cattle and disjointed families.
The chapters change with family member and time, so during the first quarter of the book I had to keep going back to the family tree to see where I was.
The more I got into it the more I knew and could easily flip between centuries, characters and visual scenery in my head.
I loved the tangled tale of intrigue, misfortune and fortune that went with Eli McCullough and the generations after him.
Thanks John for the recommendation and I would certainly recommend it to any other avid reader or like me, who hasn’t picked up an ‘actual’ book in a long time.
A television series has been made of it starring Pierce Brosnan and although I did catch one episode have not seen others as yet.
Give it a go if you come across it!
Yours in paperback
P.S. just might have to find another good read now. Got any western history, fictional or otherwise, recommendations??