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The Legend of Colton H. Bryant

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The Legend of Colton H. Bryant

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Alexandra Fuller
publisher:
Penguin
genre:
Nonfiction, Biography

We gave it a B+

In 2006, Colton Bryant, a sweet-natured Wyoming kid who loved to shoot geese and chase rodeos, died in an accident while working on one of the state’s perilous oil rigs. In The Legend of Colton H. Bryant, Alexandra Fuller recounts Bryant’s short, rowdy life and horrific death. She sometimes gets carried away with poetic descriptions of the landscape and rugged men of the American West (”Bill is a man uncovered by weather — blown and rained and sunned and snowed — to the essence of himself…”). But by the time Bryant meets his demise, you may find yourself fighting tears. B+

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