A story about a cowboy and the cowboying way of life
I simply disappeared between the covers of this book. Hilarious, heart-breaking and oh so real, this isn’t just a story about a cowboy and the cowboying way of life, it’s about a strict code and living up to it especially when it ain’t easy, it’s about the settling of the American West, and it’s about the progress of civilization and what gets left behind.
People like Monte exist anywhere there is a frontier, they are the loners who go out ahead of the rest of us, and when they’re done, there is no place left for them. If you don’t cry at the end of this book, you aren’t human.
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Dana View All →
Author and founder of Storyknife.org.
I saw the movie of this book decades ago. Lee Marvin was born for the role. It has stayed in my memory so strongly that I keep thinking I should watch it again. But wait, I can read the book!
Thanks for the reminder, Dana.
The Tom Selleck version isn’t bad, either. It is a fabulous book, Deb, you’ll love it. Keep the Kleenex handy.
One of the most amazing books I’ve ever read. I didn’t come up for air for days. Was so glad to score a copy of my own.
Huh. Didn’t do much for me: DNF. And I usually LIKE Westerns! So YMMV….