What more can be said about a novel that every Western aficionado has surely read?
It is brief, elegiac, gorgeously written and would be iconic even if a fine film hadn't been made from it.
If one has not read it, the ending may surprise just a bit as it deviates from the film-in a realistic and worthy way.
I am also struck by the clinical POV of the violence within, something that does not get transferred to the screen but it works quite well here.
A true classic of the genre.