7th out of 16 books — 3 voters
The Blind Corral
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I had no expectations when I picked up this novel, except that I'd read a nonfiction piece by the author, a Montana writer, enjoyed his point of view, and marveled at his gift of language. As a novelist, he offers up a story and characters that are vivid and real, and the language that describes their world is close to poetry. There's a wonderful precision in the detail and the word choice that makes you just slow down and relish each sentence as it evokes the experience of being alive under thi...more
Ralph Beer's command of the written word ranks right up there with the best. Unfortunately this book is now out of print, but search of used book stores online might capture a copy. The effort will be well worth it. Beer's writing tends to be a little dark, and this book is no exception, but as an example of fine literary writing in the mode of James Welch, James Crumbly, and similar contemporaries, it fits well.