Her journey will take her from the most forbidding mountain peaks to the hottest, most hostile desert on earth, from Nevada to Mexico to Texas, and her faith will be tested in ways she could never imagine. Not to say that this is simplistic in any way. Sharp writing, moral ambiguity, and a story-line that will rope you in and won't let you go. It made me slightly crazy how she could keep her faith and justify certain things she did to God not being a particularly religious person myself but she was such a fascinating person to follow, I could forgive her anything. Most of the sympathetic characters, and quite a few of the villains, are really just doing their best to get by. With a bounty on both their heads, the Sister and Abe try to avoid the blue coats and the noose. I've been doing this since late last year.
Sister Thomas Josephine is an amazing character she is an incredibly sympathetic narrator, I loved her journey both internal and physical. I don't really enjoy any films I've seen or read much literature around that genre. First Banksy, now Stark, hiding their true identities? Sister Thomas Josephine, an innocent Visitantine nun from St Louis, Missouri, is making her way west to the promise of a new life in Sacramento, California. She is the master of her own destiny after all. Only by relying on the help of an armload of fancy women and a wily old friend does she have any hope for escape! The prose style nicely keeps you reading on and brings the scene to life, you feel the environment and the moment, good dialogue, and the sentences the right economy.
Though not a literal one; that was the end of, I believe, book 4. The kind of reading I pursued as a kid. I mean, I loved it! The chapters are incredibly short, and the story is very fast paced. I picked up this book as the author was on a panel discussing Weird West fiction and the title intrigued me enough to look into it further. The prose style nicely keeps you reading on and brings the scene to life, you feel the environment and the moment, good dialogue, and the sentences the righ The main protagonist is a memorable and likeable character, sister Thomas Josephine formally of St. Speaking of books 7 — 9… we ended book 6 on a hell of a cliff-hanger.
I'd even say Colm and Abe where oddly charming! From above, it appeared as though some colossal worm was eating a course of destruction through the rock. That was before I knew it was 12 books in this collection. Firstly, I read The Sisters Brothers by Patrick DeWitt a few years ago now, in fact it was the only other Western I have ever read. For my full review and many more, please visit my blog at Nunslinger might just have the best title of 2015. And also because I read several of the books at once instead of over a long period of time. I got some brewing in the still right now.
First of all, it was written as short cliffhangers in serial form. Perhaps a little too much so - it's not long before the reader knows full well that Thomas Josephine will escape more or less intact from every dire situation. Everything comes in shades of grey. Sister Thomas Josephine, an innocent Visitantine nun from St Louis, Missouri, is making her way west to the promise of a new life in Sacramento, California. I also liked the effect that simply being a nun -- even so out of context -- had on the people around her. The year is 1864, and Sister Thomas Josephine leaves the shelter of her convent in St Louis to head to California, to do the Lord's work in the newly-opened lands of the west.
It was so good I really really wanted to take a long time to read,but I also wanted to read it so fast it was just an awesome book. In the 614 pages that follow the pace never lets up with our super-ballsy nun, the handsome drifter Abe she hooks up with, and Lt Theodore Carthy with the lousy attitude, battling it out for the truth, for survival. Enter Sister Thomas Josephine, the eponymous heroine, a nun travelling from Saint Louis to Sacramento who f My goodness this was fun! When an attack on her wagon train leaves her stranded in Wyoming, Thomas Josephine finds her faith tested and her heart torn between Lt. They're fighting for different sides. Pitted against a powerful enemy, Sister Thomas Josephine finds herself reunited with an old ally. My very last post on this book! A story like this is difficult to pull off — creating a character who is both pious and rebellious without seeming contradictory is no mean feat. I had a vested interest in choosing the second route as it offered me the opportunity to flesh out the reading statistics by 12 books, as opposed to one! As it was, I struggled by.
Nunslinger has had an interesting route to publication, originally being released as a series of twelve e-novellas before being drawn together into one 600+ page volume with spectacular cover art by Phillip Harris. It had seen much use, its leather cover wrinkled and faded by the sun, the thin paper of its pages edged by the grease of many fingers. This site is like a library, you could find million book here by using search box in the widget. This book is utterly stunning. Louis, Missouri came to Fight alongside Rebel Forces and deliver a Death Sentence in the deserts of New Mexico. The plot keeps driving forward and is at times a bit obvious, but still entertains. I galloped through the omnibus edition in one bumpy sitting.
Sister Josephine never loses track of who she is, holding her faith even as the world around her resembles hell. It hearkens back to those long running adventure serials, but unlike I picked up this book as the author was on a panel discussing Weird West fiction and the title intrigued me enough to look into it further. While this character construction avoids clichés and soap box lecturing, the best part is that it feels very real. She rides a long trail, but stick with her and she'll take you to the Promised Land. The characters are all written incredibly well, you get a real feel for them and their personalities, they have plenty of depth and they're. The True Tale of how Sister Thomas Josephine of St.
It doesn't waste time with insignificant detail you don't need. She finds herself entangled with murderous bandits and a man who is obsessed with her. Sister Josephine's struggles to see more than goodness in people adding intrigue to the tale. Despite the charmingly outrageous title, Nunslinger is not a particularly silly book. I believe the beast felt the same release I did, fleeing into the landscape, away from walls and the noise of humans. When an attack on her wagon train leaves her stranded in Wyoming, Thomas Josephine finds her faith tested and her heart torn between Lt.