Friday, January 9, 2009

Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx


Published: 1997

Pages: 64

My rating: 4 stars

Weight: 5.6 ounces = 0.35 lb

I saw the movie in 2007 and enjoyed it so I thought I'll give the book a try!

Two cowboys (Jack and Ennis) take a job watching and tending sheep on Brokeback Mountain one summer in the the early 1960s, a friendship buds and turns into love. Then each goes on back to their own life marrying and having kids, but the love they once shared keeps drawing them to each other for the next 20 years!

I liked this short story, not much different than the movie for a change, talking about a taboo topic, specially in those days. For those who are offended by m/m relationships I would not recommend this book.

Although I don't agree with the concept of the story I liked it, and I am definitely straight!!

To read something interesting about writing this book check here ..

7 comments:

J. Kaye said...

I enjoyed this book too!

DeSeRt RoSe said...

Glad I'm not alone :)

J. Kaye said...

If it wasn't for her hard-to-read writing style, I'd read more books by her. I love the level she reaches with her characters.

Michele at Reader's Respite said...

I just got two of Annie Proulx's books (but not this one....couldn't find it) and am looking forward to reading some of her writings. I loved your review and am having fun reading your blog!

DeSeRt RoSe said...

J.Kaye I really wonder how her other books are! Are any made into movies?!

Michele, happy you enjoyed the review and the blog :)
I hope you find the book it's really worth it!

J. Kaye said...

Yes, The Shipping News - Great movie!

DeSeRt RoSe said...

I will definetly look for it.. thanx J Kaye :)

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