Hey Cowboy, Wanna Get Lucky?

Hey Cowboy, Wanna Get Lucky?

by Baxter F. Black
     
 

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Picaresque, funny, and filled with colorful details about the life of today's rodeo cowboys, this is the first entry into fiction by Baxter Black, America's premier cowboy poet. Line drawings. See more details below

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Picaresque, funny, and filled with colorful details about the life of today's rodeo cowboys, this is the first entry into fiction by Baxter Black, America's premier cowboy poet. Line drawings.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This comedy about life on the rodeo circuit may please fans of Black's 10 volumes of ``cowboy poetry'' or of his syndicated column, ``On the Edge of Common Sense,'' but it likely will perplex the rest of the reading public. Lick and Cody are two rodeo cowboys who specialize in roughstock events, especially bull riding. Though the narrative nominally concerns the pair's quest to qualify for the National Finals Rodeo (``the Superbowl of rodeo'') in Oklahoma City, that premise, as Black readily admits, merely allows for a picaresque series of rough-riding, rough-drinking and rough-womanizing exploits set along the rodeo circuit. Both Lick and Cody need girlfriends, but each must choose carefully from among the available women on the circuit since many are still angry at the pair for past encounters and some are out simply to rob them. When Cody's new love affair goes awry, Lick helps out as best he can by getting his pal drunk and marrying him to a Butterball turkey. Meanwhile, Lick goes for the championship ride of his life but pays for it with a broken collarbone. These low-humored, high-spirited adventures are related in breathless, exclamatory prose that proves more exhausting than edifying, making this a potential treat for rodeo rats only. (Aug.)
Library Journal
What an excitin' life these rodeo cowboys lead! Ridin' them bulls! Ropin' them calves! Lovin' them fine-lookin' wimmen! Fightin', playin' cards, settin' around shootin' the breeze, and goin' from state to state, rodeo to rodeo, tryin' to earn their livin'! Cowboy poet and National Public Radio commentator Black's first novel tells the story of cowboy cohorts Cody and Lick, and what happens when Cody gets bit by the love bug and Lick is in hot contention for a place at the National Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City. Very funny, rowdy, and affectionate, with a bit of magic thrown in (there's a guardian angel named Pinto who lives in a can of Copenhagen chewin' tobacco), this is the rodeo version of Dan Jenkins's Semi-Tough (LJ 10/15/72), but a lot less raunchy. A good choice for public libraries.-Nancy Pearl, Washington Ctr. for the Book, Seattle

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140250930
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/1995
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
728,020
Product dimensions:
5.04(w) x 7.71(h) x 0.52(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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