Midnight Cowboy: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, 1965 - Drifters - 253 pages
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Texas "cowboy", Joe Buck, takes a bus to New York to make his fortune hustling lonely, rich women who will pay for his sexual services. Shortly after arriving, he himself is hustled by con man Ratso Rizzo, with whom he ultimately develops an unusual and deep friendship as they spend a long, hard winter in the underbelly of the city.

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User Review  - AuntieClio - LibraryThing

In the movie, Joe Buck comes off as just an arrogant hayseed who has no brains. In the book, there's more to Joe than just that. Joe is a man whose life has been touched by many people who seem to ... Read full review

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User Review  - CandaceVan - LibraryThing

Having seen, and loved, the movie "Midnight Cowboy," I was curious to read the book on which it was based. This is a terrific novel about an amazingly neglected man-child trying to find his way in the ... Read full review


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