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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

In this novel of the modern west, an old fashioned cowboy finds himself at odds with modern society. This book is a stark look at the decisions people make, and how those decisions lead to tragedy. Read full review

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User Review  - eduscapes - LibraryThing

Abbey, Edward (1992). Brave Cowboy. Harper Perennial. Cowboy Jack Burns travels to Albuquerque to aid his best friend, Paul Bondi. Bondi is in the County lockup and will soon be sent to a federal ... Read full review

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User Review  - EvalineAuerbach - LibraryThing

One of the few Abbey books made into a movie: "Lonely are the Brave," this is indeed, a parable of the cowboy in the American west today. Sold by ELBOE along with the movie on tape. Read full review

Review: Desert Solitaire

User Review  - Christian Madsen - Goodreads

I first heard about Edward Abbey while reading an article on the now drowned Glen Canyon. I skimmed over a few of the pages in his book, and his writing conjured up such vivid mental images of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Eugene Miya - Goodreads

This was assigned reading in the classes of Rod Nash (Roderick Nash, Wilderness and the American Mind). Abbey combined seasonal Park work (a job back then which had fewer people applying for it (Abbey ... Read full review

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User Review  - Danielle - Goodreads

I really love this book. Although you definitely have to take Ed with a grain of salt. He is somewhat a philosopher in the sense that he is trying to stir up everyone's feeling and make them actually ... Read full review

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User Review  - Laurie - Goodreads

The New York Times Book ReviewLike a ride on a bucking bronco...rough, tough, combative. The author is a rebel and an eloquent loner. His is a passionately felt, deeply poetic book...set down in a ... Read full review

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User Review  - Joey Nguyen - Goodreads

Although this is a memoir meaning "An account of the personal experiences of an author", most of them are fictional. But don't let that deter you away from reading the book, it's more real than most ... Read full review

Review: Desert Solitaire

User Review  - Clifford Novey - Goodreads

have read it twice- this is a short essay I wrote after I completed it the first time: On the completion of "Desert Solitaire" by Edward Abbey Earlier today I completed reading "Desert Solitaire" by ... Read full review

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User Review  - Marty - Goodreads

Third time reading it. Abbey doesn't care so much about the wilderness itself as he cares about the use of wilderness for himself. Selfish for sure, but the by-product of that selfishness was a love ... Read full review

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