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-- Richard Eder, The New York Times Book Review
"'Brokeback Mountain' does some of the best things a story can do. It abolishes the old West clichés, excavates and honors a certain kind of elusive life, then nearly levels you with the emotional weight at its center."
-- Gail Caldwell, The Boston Sunday Globe
"A stand-out story...'Brokeback Mountain' is the sad chronology of a love affair between two men who can't afford to call it that. They know what they're not -- not queer, not gay -- but have no idea what they are."
-- Walter Kirn, New York
When I first read this book and saw the movie I thought it was an incredibly tragic story.
I found my way to this page because I was so moved by the film I wanted to read the story upon which it was based.
Before the cinematic masterpiece there was Annie Proulx's original short story of Brokeback Mountain.
I've not seen the movie, so was very happy to read the book. Only wish it came in large print! If you have not read Annie Prouix, I would highly recommend her. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Gramma 212
This story of two men in an intimate love relationship captures beautifully what I would expect from a male writer. Read morePublished 2 months ago by vincent parmentola
This version is abridged and is so short it's not even worth the effort of un-opening the package. Huge waste of money.Published 2 months ago by Anonymous
This story does so succinctly well what other stories fail to do entirely with 10 times the pages. They men in this book are sad, lovely and wistful, while being men. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Brie Stoll
Started reading The Shipping News, realized Proulx is my new favorite person, became insatiable, became impatient, wanted suddenly to be ambushed, stabbed by quiet poignancy,... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Victoria G.
What can I say about this wonderful cinema that hasn't been written already, except I enjoyed it thoroughly. The acting, the script, the vistas , awesome.Published 4 months ago by Agneta
The author renders the smallest gestures to create enduring images. These moments of tenderness, torture and yearning resonate with all humans who have known longing and been... Read morePublished 4 months ago by liysa Swart
It was an interesting story of what was very taboo in years gone by, probably happened so many times that will remain untold and unknown.Published 4 months ago by chiva50
I thought this book should have been bigger.It was like 50 pages.I guess I didnt see that when I ordered.Published 7 months ago by Lisa Blagg