|The Loop by Nicholas Evans |
Reviewed by Steve Rudd
|This is the second breathtaking novel from Nicholas, the first having being the international best-selling weepie The Horse Whisperer which shot the English-based writer to fame.|
The Loop has nothing to do with horses whatsoever, and instead focuses on the trials of a wild pack of wolves that is terrorising a farming community in Montana.
A 29-year old wolf expert called Helen is called in to the area to investigate and tag the wolves, but she gets somewhat romantically-distracted by an 18-year old boy called Luke who is just as interested in wolves as she is.
|The only problem is that Luke is the son of her main adversary, Buck Calder – the man who owns one of the biggest ranches in the area and who wants nothing less than all the wolves killed…|
In the grand tradition of Legends of The Fall, The Loop truly is an epic drama full of unforgettable moments of high action and humanitarian tenderness.
|Unlike The Horse Whisperer, The Loop does have something of a happy ending, and if you like the sound of this nature-embracing book, then it’s high time you hunted down other books by Nicholas including The Smoke Jumper and The Divide.|
By God, he’s an incredible writer.
(published in 1998 by BANTAM PRESS)