Study Guide

The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge Tough-o-Meter

By Michael Punke

Tough-o-Meter

(5) Tree Line

While some historical context would certainly be useful when approaching The Revenant, the novel is pretty breezy read. The plot moves at a consistent pace, and the action is presented in a clear and concise manner. We would like to offer a word of warning to Shmoopers with queasy stomachs, though: keep an eye out for passages featuring graphic violence, or you might risk soiling your brand new paperback.