Monday, July 21, 2014
THE RETURN OF LITTLE BIG MAN - Thomas Berger
This is written 37 years after " Little Big Man" and it shows. The hero Jack Crabb is alive and again interviewed by a reporter: he again sets about setting the record straight on events from the west.
Crabb was the only white survivor of The Battle at Little Big Horn, he was there when Wild Bill Hickok died with his hand of eights and aces. He was an integral part of Buffalo Bills Wild West Show.
Again we get the history as we did with the first book but its not as funny, doesn't flow as well and has a tried too hard feel about it. Berger was 75 years of age when he wrote this and while its a good effort I believe he should have left Jack Crabb in 1964 and left his quiet amazing body of work since speak for him.
Its an interesting read with good history and interesting facts but I have been spoilt by the original.