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Posted June 22, 2006
Wonderful Summer Read!
I haven't read a western in quite some time, but after reading the great review of Broken Trail in the Washington Post and learning of Alan Geoffrion's path from horseman to writer, I was compelled to buy a copy and then proceed to buy several more as gifts. Unlike a lot of genre fiction, this heartfelt novel traces the plight of 5 chinese girls, destined for a life of misery via forced prostitution (common in the late 1800's American West) and the intertwined fates of two cowboys selling horses to the British Empire. With detailed passages, strong character development, and excellent prose - Broken Trail is sure to be an instant classic. I'm eager to see the AMC film and can easily imagine Robert Duvall as the seasoned cowboy, Print Ritter, kind hearted and strong with personal conviction. Buy the book today for yourself and get another copy for a friend.
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Posted April 12, 2007
better than the average western
most westerns are cowboys chasing indians,corrupt lawmen,towns ran by wealthy cattlemen,and so on and so forth,but this one shows something different about the old west.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.