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Close Range: Brokeback Mountain and other stories

Close Range: Brokeback Mountain and other stories [Kindle Edition]

Annie Proulx
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The inspiration behind ‘Life of Pi’ director Ang Lee’s ‘Brokeback Mountain’ is one of the short stories to be found in this haunting collection of Wyoming tales.

‘Brokeback Mountain’ is set in the beautiful, wild landscape of Wyoming where cowboys live as they have done for generations. Hard, lonely lives in unforgiving country. Jack Twist and Ennis del Mar are two ranch hands, glad to have found each other’s company where none had been expected. But companionship becomes something else on Brokeback Mountain, something not looked for – an intimacy neither can forget.

‘Brokeback Mountain’ was made into an Academy Award-winning film by Ang Lee, and starred Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams and Anne Hathaway.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 419 KB
  • Print Length: 323 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0007205589
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial; Film tie-in edition edition (28 Jun 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #63,909 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Annie Proulx's The Shipping News won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the National Book Award for Fiction, and the Irish Times International Fiction Prize. She is the author of two other novels: Postcards, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award, and Accordion Crimes. She has also written two collections of short stories, Heart Songs and Other Stories and Close Range. In 2001, The Shipping News was made into a major motion picture. Annie Proulx lives in Wyoming and Newfoundland.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant sketches from diverse lives 30 Mar 2013
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The sheer range of characters Proulx conjures through her writing about overlapping times and spaces in the tumbleweed-strewn vastness of the US West is stupendous. Each story has an absolutely distinct tone, but the whole collage amounts to an impressive portrait of a place. Brokeback is only characteristic of the set in that it gets inside the emotions of individuals struggling to come to terms with a world of challenges and contradictions, and readers should expect the other stories to be utterly different in atmosphere, though equally vivid.
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The other stories in this collection are just not up to scratch. I found them either boring or difficult to believe. Still, Broke Back Mountain is a classic. It's the last story in this book, so skip ahead.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A plus 31 July 2012
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Of course I got this because of Brokeback Mountain, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I loved the way this felt all the way through and actually the Brokeback Mountain story was way down the list of the ones I liked. My favourite is about a horse that is supposed to eat people - it reads like a western fairytale.
Also, I've not read cowboy books before and now I'll be on the lookout for more. I'll srart with more from Annie Proulx just to be on the safe side.
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1.0 out of 5 stars hard work 11 Mar 2013
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BBM hard to read. It was not helped by the fact that the kindle vesrion wasn't easy to navigate to the correct story we were doing for our book club
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stories to love 14 Jun 2013
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I first read Annie Proulx's 'Bad Dirt' short stories, and was inspired to delve deeper into her Wyoming tales.
Brokeback Mountain was, for me, a wonderfully evocative movie of forbidden love between two unsophisticated cowboys, who never expected to find it in the high country of Brokeback Mountain. On reading the book which inspired the movie, I realised that the film's director, Ang Lee, had perfectly captured the essence of Annie Proulx's story. She has a beautiful style. Her stories may be only twenty pages long, but that's all you need. She has the ability to create an image that rings totally true, and captures the simplicity of cowboy country life in a unique way. I loved these stories!
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartbreaking but brilliant 5 Jun 2013
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There are some bleak, sparse but fantastic stories here. Not a word is wasted. Manages to get you more involved in the characters in a few pages than most writers manage in a whole novel.
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