Brokeback Mountain

by Annie Proulx | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0739462164 Global Overview for this book
Registered by BookFairyON on 3/23/2006
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8 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by BookFairyON on Thursday, March 23, 2006
Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, two ranch hands, come together when they're working as sheepherder and camp tender one summer on a range above the tree line. At first, sharing an isolated tent, the attraction is casual, inevitable , but something deeper catches them that summer.
Both men work hard, marry, and have kids because that's what cowboys do. But over the course of many years and frequent seperations this relationship becomes the most important thing in their lives, and they do anything they can to preserve it.

I read this in a pretty small space of time. It is the first thing I have read by Annie Proulx and I like her writing style. I think I will be reading the shipping news at some point soon.

Journal Entry 2 by BookFairyON on Tuesday, March 28, 2006
Putting this book up for an Intl bookring.

Please PM with your shipping preferences.

Thanks
Char

Journal Entry 3 by BookFairyON on Thursday, March 30, 2006
Okay, Bookring participants so far are listed below.

If you need to be skipped, shifted down in the list etc, just yell.


hugs
Char

1. aunt-sophie - Canada. - Done.
2. Suefitz - USA. - Done.
3. Aramena - USA. - Done.
4. beckerbuns - USA. - Done.
5. mrspopoff - England. - Done
6. kinedi - Scotland - Done
7. Drusillamac - Scotland. - Book is here..
8. Crestfallen - Portugal. (asked to be skipped).

The ring will be open up until the book is back with me.

Journal Entry 4 by BookFairyON on Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Sorry for the delay in getting this ring up and running.
The book was mailed today to aunt-sophie. Happy reading everyone!

Journal Entry 5 by rem_VSP-560485 on Sunday, June 4, 2006
This book reached me sometime over the last two weeks, while I was on vacations. I have several other rings to read, so it might take a couple of weeks before it gets going again.

Journal Entry 6 by rem_VSP-560485 on Sunday, June 11, 2006
I finished the book a couple of days ago, and mailed it to Suefitz yesterday. It was really nice. I have a ring for "The Shipping News" here, so now I am looking forward to reading more Annie Proulx.

Journal Entry 7 by Suefitz from Saratoga, California USA on Thursday, June 22, 2006
Got as a part of ring - will move on quickly.

Journal Entry 8 by Suefitz from Saratoga, California USA on Monday, July 17, 2006
What a great book - when I finally got to you. Quick read.

Journal Entry 9 by Suefitz at Bookring in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Monday, August 7, 2006

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Releasing to Aramena - next in the ring.

Journal Entry 10 by wingAramenawing from Noble, Oklahoma USA on Monday, August 14, 2006
Arrived over the weekend!

Journal Entry 11 by wingAramenawing from Noble, Oklahoma USA on Wednesday, August 30, 2006
I finished this last night and am not sure how I felt about it. I think my attention was more riveted in the second half of the book, after they left Brokeback Mountain. This is the first thing I've read by Proulx, although I have a couple of her books in my TBR pile.

I'm just waiting for beckerbuns' address and then this will be off in the mail.

Journal Entry 12 by beckerbuns from Los Gatos, California USA on Thursday, October 26, 2006
Took a while to get here, but here it is. I should be able to read this one quickly.

Edit 11/1 I finished this book on 10/30. I was expecting a bit more, I guess, because it's pretty disappointing. It's not a work of literary genius, to be sure, and even more I'm having a hard time understanding how the movie got so much acclaim, unless the plot was changed significantly from the book. I've PM'd the next person and will send the book on shortly.

Journal Entry 13 by beckerbuns at A fellow bookcrosser in By mail, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases on Saturday, November 4, 2006

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Went off to mrspopoff today. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 14 by mrspopoff from Nottingham, not specified not specified on Sunday, December 31, 2006
Received the book - next one to be read!

Journal Entry 15 by mrspopoff from Nottingham, not specified not specified on Monday, January 1, 2007
Well, can't quite fathom how this was made into a film (not see the film as yet) the book is so short! Overall I really enjoyed this book but it would benefit from being alot longer to possible explain the relationship between the two men alot better.

Journal Entry 16 by wingkinediwing from Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Thursday, January 18, 2007
Arrived safely in Scotland.Thanks. Just finished another book at lunchtime today which means I can start reading immediately

Journal Entry 17 by wingkinediwing from Rushyford, County Durham United Kingdom on Monday, January 22, 2007
I have attempted to read Annie Proulx before (''The Shipping News'') and always found her difficult to get into. However, I had heard that ''Brokeback Mountain'' was different and it certainly was. I liked the language she used and when Ennis discovers the two shirts in Jack's wardrobe I thought that because of its simplicity,it was really very touching.
I agree that I can't see how such a short book can be turned into a 2 hrs Hollywood blockbuster - I surely would not have minded the story to continue a little longer.
Thanks for sharing this bookring with us !

Journal Entry 18 by wingkinediwing at on Friday, January 26, 2007

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On its way to Drusillamac now. Happy Reading

Journal Entry 19 by Drusillamac from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, January 29, 2007
I received this in the post this morning. Thanks to charlenemartel and kinedi for sharing :-)

Journal Entry 20 by Drusillamac from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, February 1, 2007
I was convinced I had already bought a copy of this book but a quick search didn't pull it up. Until Mount TBR fell over a few nights ago. As I already have a copy of the book, I'm going to pass this one onto the next member of the ring.

Journal Entry 21 by Drusillamac from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Monday, March 12, 2007
Apologies for taking a while to update this ring. Crestfallen advised me she has got another copy of the book. I shall PM charlenemartel to see what she would like me to do with the book.

Journal Entry 22 by Drusillamac from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 14, 2007
I posted this back to charlenemartel via surface mail this morning. As per the post office it can take up to 12 weeks to arrive (though this rarely happens!).

Journal Entry 23 by BookFairyON on Sunday, July 29, 2007
This arrived safely back home with me :)

Thank you everyone for making my first book ring a success!!

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