Just when you think Jerome Charyn has crafted the best book he could ever write, he comes out with a new one that is even better than the last.
The Perilous Adventures of the Cowboy King is a novel of Teddy Roosevelt, who would one day become the 26th president of the United States. Covering the years of 1862 when he was still suffering from debilitating asthma, through 1901 when Vice President Theodore Roosevelt is on his way to take a new oath after President McKinley is assassinated, the reader discovers the whirlwind that was Roosevelt.
Charyn makes this larger than life historical figure even grander through his well-researched, in-depth account of the man's tragedies and triumphs. Told in first person, every detail and each rich description draws the reader into Roosevelt's world. Lovers of historical novels will be captivated by this Cowboy King who pushed himself outside of his comfort zone every day of his life. The story is as unique as he was.
With The Perilous Adventures of the Cowboy King, Charyn has outdone himself. Another amazing historical figure that he brings to life in colorful new ways. A phenomenal story. A clever cover. No wonder Charyn has been entertaining readers for decades. He's the best at what he does, and he leaves readers longing for more.
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Liveright (January 8, 2019)
I received a copy of this book from the author's publicist. This review contains my honest opinions, which I have not been compensated for in any way.