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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Unforgettable characters and memorable love story. - Goodreads
Good character development. - Goodreads
Some memorable characters and solid writing up in here. - Goodreads

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The film version of Midnight Cowboy has always intrigued me. It's the story of people helping one another, despite their differences. The book is no different. It's all very warm and sad in the end. The prose is mildly clunky in spots, but the novel sheds some light on the film and vice versa. Read full review

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User Review  - Goodreads

The film version of Midnight Cowboy has always intrigued me. It's the story of people helping one another, despite their differences. The book is no different. It's all very warm and sad in the end. The prose is mildly clunky in spots, but the novel sheds some light on the film and vice versa. Read full review

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Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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