My friend J.D. "Red" Brown gave me this book in 1992. Red was a Yellow Cab driver that I knew in Jacksonville Beach, Florida. He really loved this book, and he gave it to me to read. He died in 1992, not too long after the book was released. So, every year, in honor of Red's memory - I re-read this book, and it is just as incredible and thrilling as the last. Normally, I'm not a big fan of what might be called "cowboy" or Western types of books - I tend to like Sword & Sorcery, Conan, or material written by Edgar Rice Burroughs, but I truly love this book.
The book is about a young boy who runs away, winds up living with the Aborigines for 11 years, and then returns to claim his fortune among the White people. It is one of the books that I have to read in one sitting - Once I start it, I simply don't want to put it down. It's 476 pages of pure enjoyment for me.
I would give this book 10 stars out of 5 if I could!