27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
A captivating story, beautifully told.,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Goshawk (Wilder Places) (Paperback)
As a falconer from childhood I have always been told that this book illustrates the way not to train a hawk. This may be so but as a work of literature it is simply superb. T.H.White perfectly captures the spirit of the austringer; the endless patience and total devotion, and also the spirit of the hawk; stubborn yet obedient, deadly yet beautiful. Leaving the story aside, this book contains some of the most wonderful use of the English language that you will ever find, confirming that T.H.White must surely rank as one of the best authors of our time.