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I simply disappeared between the covers of this book. Hilarious, heart-breaking and oh so real, this isn't just a story about a cowboy and the cowboying way of life, it’s about a strict code and living up to it especially when it ain't easy, it’s about the settling of the American West, and it’s about the progress of civilization and what gets left behind.
People like Monte exist anywhere there is a frontier, they are the loners who go out ahead of the rest of us, and when they're done, there is no place left for them. If you don't cry at the end of this book, you aren't human.
There is also a pretty good film adaptation starring Tom Selleck.
[From the stabenow.com vaults, October 16, 2009] Here’s my top ten list of books that make me want to quit writing, because I’ll never write anything this good, so why am I bothering. 1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I know, kind of obvious, but I defy anyone, whether they’re reading it for the…