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By Don Berry | Comments: ( 890 ) | Date: ( Apr 04, 2020 )

Following Trask in Don Berry s trilogy of novels set in the Oregon Territory, Moontrap is a book of remarkable beauty and power about a man caught between his vivid past and an uncertain future The year is 1850, a transitional period in the new Oregon Territory, with settlers and lawmakers working to subdue the untamed, uncivilized region Johnson Monday, a former mountaiFollowing Trask in Don Berry s trilogy of novels set in the Oregon Territory, Moontrap is a book of remarkable beauty and power about a man caught between his vivid past and an uncertain future The year is 1850, a transitional period in the new Oregon Territory, with settlers and lawmakers working to subdue the untamed, uncivilized region Johnson Monday, a former mountain man, has been living on a bend of the Willamette River near Oregon City with his Shoshone Indian wife for seven years, struggling to make a place in settled society One summer morning, Monday s old friend Webster T Webster, a raucous, unrepentant trapper, arrives for an unexpected visit With his earthy humor and stubborn adherence to the simple life, Webb leads Monday through adventures that flirt dangerously close to lawlessness, while helping him to rediscover his moral center Through defiance, triumph, and tragedy, Moontrap follows Johnson Monday as he comes to realize that relinquishing the stark honesty of mountain life for the compromises of civilization is too high a price to pay Nominated for a National Book Award and winner of the Spur Award of the Western Writers of America for best historical novel, Moontrap recounts the conflict one man faces in keeping with his old ways or forging a new life The OSU Press is proud to reissue this richly comic and intensely poignant portrayal of pioneer life in the Northwest.

  • Title: Moontrap
  • Author: Don Berry
  • ISBN: 9780870710391
  • Page: 426
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments Moontrap

  • Ami Kreider

    Heads up-some spoilers.I hiked to the top of Saddle Mountain this morning to finish this book, on a whim to be in the place of Webb's final showdown with the Oregon City posse as I read of it. In the steepest spots, the wire mesh that holds the trail in place tore up my good running shoes, just as the loose rocks beneath it tore holes in Webb's moccasins and later in his skin. Crossing the razorback ridge between the peaks, I looked over my shoulder to the tree line where a group of farmers, her [...]

  • Leisha Wharfield

    Sounds like it was written like a racist dog, and it probably was. But parts of it are absolutely beautiful.

  • jeremy

    the second of don berry's "trask novels," moontrap is set two years later (in 1850) and some eighty miles further east (in oregon city) than its predecessor. while there are a few recurring characters from the first book, this novel revolves around former mountain man (and friend of elbridge trask) johnson monday. monday has resigned himself to the less exciting life of farming, yet still yearns for the freedom of roving the cascade range. monday has a hard time adapting to his new trade and the [...]

  • Jerry Sutherland

    Based on the research that went into writing my historical non-fiction book Calvin Tibbets: Oregon's First Pioneer, I think that Don Berry's depiction of tensions between Oregon's earliest settlers and the wagon train pioneers who arrived later is accurate as well as compelling. When Calvin Tibbets and others arrived in Oregon Country there were no white women, and no way to legally marry if there were. So, like Hudson's Bay Company trappers, these early American bachelors had "country marriages [...]

  • Dean

    I absolutely loved this book. Seeing as I live right near where the book takes place, it was easy to imagine the characters roaming around and the challenges they faced. I felt it did not flow quite as good as Trask however I loved the ending in Moontrap.

  • Judy

    The second book of Berry's trilogy, Berry captures the tension between the trappers and mountain men attempting to make the transition to a life among settlers in 1850. The setting is Oregon City, the dialogue is offensive but historically accurate, and the prose is captivating. The last three chapters describe the final showdown between two mountain men and the Oregon City posse at Saddle Mountain south of Astoria. these final chapters are beautifully written.

  • Laurie Davis

    Set in 1850 in the Willamette Valley, Moontrap tells the story of Mountain Men encountering, and sometimes trying to become part of, the "civilized" world of the newly formed Oregon Territory. About halfway through I felt the need to do a little research on the Mountain Man culture, this part of Oregon's history, and some of the historical figures and events that are key in the novel, which illuminated my reading. The novel is beautiful, fascinating, funny, and moving; I recommend it.

  • Pam Lindholm-levy

    This is Berry's second novel that takes place in the Oregon Territory. Berry brings mountain men down to developing communities before statehood and to the conflicts of religion, politics, racism. They're always restless, needless to say.Monday is trying to make a place for his Shoshone wife and himself, trying to farm and not being good at it.Webester is his older buddy from trapping days in the Rockies. He's not impressed with so called civilization. When Webster tries to avenge a wrong done t [...]

  • Jackie

    Berry, Don. 1962. Moontrap. Viking Press. Popular Library, New York. Pbk. edition: 2004. 2nd of a series on Oregon history centering around Tillamook, OR. 1st title: Trask : the coast of Oregon, 1848 3rd title: To build a ship.(Ordered through ABE Books: around $5) Describes the struggle between Indians, mountain men, and white settlers. Neither mountain men nor white settlers show desirable human characteristics. White settlers are far more prejudiced toward Indians and go after the Indians in [...]

  • Patricia

    I was surprised at how much the narrative drew me in. Trask, the first book in the trilogy is on Oregon's list of 150 books for Oregon's Sesquicentennial. At the time of reading the library didn't have a lending copy of book one. So I kept getting distracted by the fact that I hadn't read the first book. But Berry's writing style is incredibly modern. I kept flipping to the front of the book to see when the book was published. 1962? Really? After I read Trask, I will return to this book.

  • Matthew

    Novel of Oregon zwischenstadt, circa 1850.

  • kelly

    I really liked this, reminded me of "Dead Man" by Jim Jarmusch. Great combination of Man vs. Man, Man vs. Nature, and Man vs. Himself. A little slow in the beginning but well worth it!

  • Hilary Lang Greenebaum

    When I first tried this book I was not in the mood. Then I was and am so glad I tried again. Moon Trap is amazing and not only did I enjoy it so much but learned a lot too.

  • Nick

    Can't get enough Don Berry. This thing is a great westernbut so much more. Must been read in sequence with other Berry books: Trask, Moontrap, To Build a Ship

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