viewfinder of his rifle. At that moment, the course of their idyllic weekend – and their lives – takes a turn for the worse as the gun fires and they have to come to terms with what the boy has done.
The boy doesn’t talk of his guilt at what he’s done, rather his lust for the hunt, and in this way GoatMountain explores our primal urges, our need to survive, our deep bonds and facing the consequences of our actions. Vann’s writing is beautifully descriptive and many will enjoy stepping into the world he creates. The subject matter, however, always makes it a gripping read.