Somehow, the style of this book reminded me of Hemingway - the author never (ab)uses too many words in his descriptons. The book is about a hero against the odds/his own will, bonding with a nun, and includes violent, bloody scenes with Apaches, of which Quntin Tarratino would have approved. Though I think it is essentially a Western (but from a refreshing angle, mixing in faith and religion with steadfast friendships, the cool handed loner, the siege and everything else), this did not bother me at all. Good story to read, well written, never over the top. I enjoyed it tremendously & did read it at one go.