The Hawkline monster: a gothic western

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Simon and Schuster, 1974 - Fiction - 216 pages
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The year is 1902; the setting, Eastern Oregon. A 15-year-old Indian girl wanders into a whorehouse looking for men to kill the monster that lives in the ice caves under the basement of Miss Hawkline's house. Armed with a trunkful of guns, two men set off in search of the Hawkline Monster. What follows is a series of unusual and often comic encounters in this parody of two literary genres.

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Nice writing, quick and easy storyline. - Goodreads
A parody of Westerns and Gothic romances. - Goodreads
He is not a great writer but a good experimental one. - Goodreads
This is most definitely a (young, free) man's writing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - William Sariego - Goodreads

The story is preposterous, but then again it was obviously meant as a 'Tall Tale' so i can't really complain. I did enjoy it, but the writing was almost juvenile and had gotten old about half way through. Read full review

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User Review  - Pamela - Goodreads

Somehow I missed reading any of Brautigan's books while he was alive. I quite enjoyed this one. Read full review

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