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Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain
Author: Annie Proulx
Annie Proulx's short story packs a punch. Cowboys Jack Twist and Ennis del Mar find love or something like it watching over a herd of sheep one summer on Wyoming's Brokeback Mountain. Their lives diverge and intersect again and again as they simultaneously resist and are drawn into a doomed, impossible romance.
ISBN-13: 9780743275309
ISBN-10: 0743275306
Publication Date: 11/1/2005
Pages: 64
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.

4.1 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Scribner
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
Members Wishing: 1
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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
merrytranslator avatar reviewed Brokeback Mountain on + 68 more book reviews
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: 1
Even better than the movie--Although the men in the movie were soooo dreamy (SIGH)
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Helpful Score: 1
a powerful punch for such a small book.........
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Bibliocrates avatar reviewed Brokeback Mountain on + 252 more book reviews
I really liked this book, a sad story about love and loss. The movie was great too, very true to this book.