I finally finished The Revenant last night. What a fantastic tale excellently told!
Mr. Punke takes the reader to the fur trapping era and let’s us explore with Hugh Glass: seeing the wonders, feeling the excruciating agony! Punke’s description of the bear attack had me squirming in sympathy pain.
His dedication to historical detail and accuracy were amazing (the beginning was very similar to the The Travels of Jedediah Smith, which are also a great read) even though there were several dramatic uses of poetic license. Hugh Glass’s story is one that is larger than life, and apparently there is much of his story that has yet to be told.
I highly recommend this book if you’re a fan of Glass, trappers, American history, or stories of adventure or revenge.