This is a beautifully written novel, almost painfully so. It screams the new ' Great American Novel'. Indeed it was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.
I think I have been spoilt by thrillers and crime as I found this very slow, wonderful detailed descriptions. Minutiae but I wanted to get on with the plot!
It covers a lot of American history but I also found myself getting lost. It would have been useful to have dates .
And there was an awful lot about horses........