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Review: The Brave Cowboy: An Old Tale in a New Time

User Review  - Brock Spore - Goodreads

Has all the elements of an Abbey book. Glad that I read this before visiting southern Utah for the first time in decades. Great to watch the early evolution of a great writer. Read full review

Review: The Brave Cowboy: An Old Tale in a New Time

User Review  - Andrea - Goodreads

Almost like a fairy tale in it's allegorical, stripped down characters, this story highlights the trgedy of what modernity has done to our land. The land is really Edward Abbey's main character in ... Read full review

Review: The Brave Cowboy: An Old Tale in a New Time

User Review  - Chris Michel - Goodreads

Very entertaining and well written. Totally loved the description of New Mexico and the Sandias (Sangres in the book). Sad ending. Was very disappointed that in my copy of the book both the prologue ... Read full review

Review: The Brave Cowboy: An Old Tale in a New Time

User Review  - Ben Crandell - Goodreads

The only book I've ever read that was represented better in cinema than in the book was "The Last of the Mohicans", which I actually tossed across my bedroom in disgust. I just couldn't accept the ... Read full review

Review: The Brave Cowboy: An Old Tale in a New Time

User Review  - Jared - Goodreads

Eh, I've loved Abbey books, both fiction and non- but this one was lacking the gritty humor and brazen environmentalism I'm use to. Barely finished it, and the ending was tragic but predictable. Read full review

Review: The Brave Cowboy: An Old Tale in a New Time

User Review  - Jack - Goodreads

Like Abbey's other books, this is not for the faint of heart. A native and current resident of the wild West that is the setting for this powerful story, I appreciated the presentation of the conflict ... Read full review

Review: The Brave Cowboy: An Old Tale in a New Time

User Review  - Meg Mobley - Goodreads

Curse you Ed Abbey! I don't like your attitude, or your characters, and yet somehow despite my best efforts at ambivalence I got attached and then crushed by the inevitable tragic, but appropriate ... Read full review

Review: The Brave Cowboy: An Old Tale in a New Time

User Review  - Lynn Miller - Goodreads

I was lucky enough to find and purchase a first edition while on field season, at a remote field station on Lake Superior. While listening to an American Bittern and the surf of Lake Superior, I ... Read full review

Review: The Brave Cowboy: An Old Tale in a New Time

User Review  - Dayamati Hayes - Goodreads

Abbey wrote his MA thesis on the topic of justifications of violence in the anarchist movement. The philosophy department at University of New Mexico awarded him the MA in 1956. Abbey spent the rest ... Read full review

Review: The Brave Cowboy: An Old Tale in a New Time

User Review  - David - Goodreads

Had to read this book which was made into a movie with Kurt Douglas called "Lonely Are the Brave". Good relatively modern day cowboy that doesn't belong in the modern age movie. Read full review

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