Now a major motion picture, starring John Diehl, Jean Louisa Kelly, and Ben Ashbrook, directed by Paul Krizan One dark, vacant Nevada night, cattle rancher Henry McBride closes his eyesonly to open them and find his life suddenly in a shambles, with everything that means anything to him lost forever Overwhelmed by grief and guilt, Henry drives away from his past as far and as fast as he can jobs, towns, and whiskey come and go.And then guest ranch owner Jessie King extends an open and forgiving hand, and the arrival of a young mustang stallionalso wounded and aloneignites a flicker of recognition in Henry Jessie s powerful ability to connect with horses, and her gentle attempts to connect with Henry, slow him down long enough to let him heal just a little But when Jessies former ranch manager returns with murder in mind, the fragile world she, Henry, and the stallion are building together threatens to come crashing down....
|Title||:||Out of the Wild: A Novel|
|Publisher||:||Trafalgar Square Books Media Tie In edition September 13, 2016|
|Number of Pages||:||432 pages|
|File Size||:||690 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Out of the Wild: A Novel Reviews
I've read many of Mark Rashid's books and have always found them illuminating and entertaining. Even though this is his first attempt at fiction, it's a stellar effort. His characters are complex and real, and the writing is crisp and evocative. The story moves along and doesn't get bogged down, nor is the plot overly predictable. You sort of know how it's going to end up, but how he gets there is interesting and entertaining. It's not rocket science, but it is a very good read. I can only hope that the movie is as well done, if it's every released.
Loved it! have read Rashid's books for years and this novel did not disappoint. His ability as story teller, which I enjoyed while learning about horsemanship, makes this one a page turner. He incorporates his knowledge about horse psychology and once again, I learned something new while reading his book.
I enjoyed this book so much I am reading it again! Looking forward to the film!
I liked this novel but I found it to be very predictable in the plot line. The best part of the novel is the story told from the perspective of the wild mustang, the grey colt. The author does a fantastic job of provoking thought from the reader to consider a more kind way of working with all horses. One that considers the horse's feelings and responses. Hopefully readers who love horses, own and ride horses, will become interesting in these kinder techniques. Mark Rashid has written several excellent books on training horses in a kind and humane way. I also recommend ALL of his books to everyone.
What a fine novel about a fine man who goes through a truly dreadful time! Well thought out, well written story of parallel lives: one is a man who had so much and then he had nothing; the other is a young wild mustang who led a carefree life, until he made a big mistake.... and then he also had nothing except life hanging on a thread.
I read most of Mark Rashid's books and was curious how he would do with writing a novel. I was hoping for a good horse fiction book and was not at all disappointed when I read this book Out of the Wild. I loved it! I always like reading books where I can learn something new and was intrigued with his idea of the horses being able to see pictures of what we would like them to do. It is full of knowledge on starting an unbroke horse with respect for the horse's needs and emotions. I couldn't put it down and I really hope there might be a part 2.
I wish I had known this author as a friend many decades ago.
One of those books that you don't want to put down and never want to end. Although the ending was touching. You can imagine this really happening to someone. It ended that way it should have. In fact the next time I see someone who just can't handle life I'll look at them in a different light. My prayer will be: Father, heal the trauma that drives that behavior. Amen!