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Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain
Author: Annie Proulx
In gorgeous and haunting prose, Proulx limns the difficult, dangerous affair between two cowboys that survives everything but the world's violent intolerance. — Movie Tie-In Edition. Annie Proulx has written some of the most original and brilliant short stories in contemporary literature, and for many readers and reviewers, "Brokeback Mountain" i...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743271325
ISBN-10: 0743271327
Publication Date: 11/1/2005
Pages: 64
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 112 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
I haven't seen the movie and so I'm not "tainted" by the Hollywood view of this story.
It is very well written, very simple story. The story is simply told in an understated but beautiful manner. There are no graphic details to shock. Even the death of one of the characters is understated.
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Helpful Score: 3
A short story filled with hard, bitter truth about love and loss. Very well-written. The movie truly did stay true to the short story
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Helpful Score: 2
I read this because I love Annie Proulx's writing and because a local private school was going to teach it in English class which created a furor that made me curious. It is a beautiful story that spans the life of two men (in about 50 pages!!) I'm 60 and was surprised after reading it to find that I would not want to teach it in a high school English class, nor would I want an adolescent son or daughter to discuss it in a high school English class, not because of the homosexuality but because of the sexuality which is such an integral part of the story. In my opinion, the beauty of fiction is that it can be read and digested privately and there is plenty here to digest long after you finish the book. I highly recommend it.
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Helpful Score: 2
The narrator for this short audio story was absolutely perfect for this piece. I loved hearing this story again and it was wonderfully done. It did Ms. Proulx proud.
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Helpful Score: 1
Even better than the movie--Although the men in the movie were soooo dreamy (SIGH)
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This is a great story despite the movie adaptation. The book is much better.
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This book is short, sweet and simple. It's a beautiful love story and a lot happens, but you wouldn't believe it with how thin the book is. A very good read. If you haven't seen the movie yet, I suggest you read the book first.
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Very much in-line with the movie, a quick thought provoking read. Proulx has an interesting writing style that did engage me.

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