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That Old Ace in the Hole
That Old Ace in the Hole
Author: Annie Proulx
Bob Dollar is a young man from Dever trying to make good in a bad workd. Dollar's out of college and aimless, but when he takes a job with Global Prok Rind, he finds a new purpose: scouting out big spreads of land that can be converted to hog farms. Soons he's holde up in a two- bit Texas town called Woolybucket, where he settles into LaVon Fr...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780743241489
ISBN-10: 0743241487
Pages: 478
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  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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2.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Dead LIne , LTD
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 2
Annie Proulx uses the bland and blank canvas of Bob Dollar's character to help the citizens of Woolybucket in the Texas panhandle come to life. Hard reading at first, the book gets more interesting as the reader gets to know the people of the town and their history. Crazy names and quirks make the characters lively and lovable. Proulx even makes an environmental statement before the book is over.
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Helpful Score: 2
I really enjoyed the homespun way this story unfolded - and the narration was spot on, bringing you into the panhandle hog ranch drama. Prior to starting this book, I knew nothing of this kind of prairie angst - but I'm ever so much smarter now, and I surely did enjoy my time with Bob Dollar and the folks of Woolybucket.
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Helpful Score: 1
Hilarious and poignant both, this is one of Annie's masterpiece novels. I can sure this one being made into a movie already. I have read SHIPPING NEWS, CLOSE RANGE, HEART SONGS and BAD DIRT, and I think this one is my favorite by far.
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Reading Ann Proulx is like eating a whole wonder meal as opposed to other writers, just like small appetizer. She writes descriptions of characters thoroughly and describes country sides beautifully and you want to be there. It is not all sunshine and light but characters come out okay. Recommend highly
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This book was so good! I loved Arliss Howard doing the reading. He was perfect and brought the characters to life. I hope he does more audio books
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