Nearly almost everyone knows about my love for John Williams because of his book Stoner that triggered my love for this writer, and made me put him on my radar to track down all his books. And I did track his books, by purchasing Butcher's Crossing. A book that tells of a young man who dropped out from Harvard university, seeking after an adventure and love of discovering the wilderness and the nature by going with a group of brave men to a hunting trip. A trip that will put Wills to test his body, courage, mind and soul against the climate changes, the wilderness and the nature.
I'd say this's a book full of self-discovery, reconsidering one's self and introducing your body and soul to the Mother Nature. However, this book speaks of the lostness that a person goes through. From the moment Andrew William decided to leave Boston and head to a town called Butcher's Crossing, his mind was itching to wander and let loose. Despite the warnings he received prior to his taking off with those hunters, he was adamant on his idea.
This brings me to questioning, what are the things that drive a human being from leaving his comfort zone, and the civilized lifestyle? The irony that I noticed while I was reading Butcher's Crossing is that I was always stuck in the traffic in the noisy city, but aloof to what's around me, Williams' words and descriptive and atmospheric book moved me to the deserted town and the hardships that a human encounters in a nature.
As a girl who's born and bred in a city, this book disturbed me at how brutal the hunting and skinning of the buffalo were! It shows how human beings are so greedy and can easily switch their animalistic instincts mode on so fast!
A five stars to a book that opened my eyes on the wilderness and the nature and the side of this world that's so raw and without any coating. 5 ⭐️ #samarreview