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Brokeback Mountain by Annie Proulx
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Feb 09, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction
Recommended for: um. Yes.
Read in February, 2008

I can't find a bad sentence. It's damn clever, and each line is whittled down to its underwear. Very bare. I'm surprised at how well is works and how slender the short story is (55 pages, even 33 in some versions), and am awed it became a feature length film. I had anticipated a novel (at least a novella). But either way, it's "magic" shaped from the economy of adjectives and verbs that syntactically develop distinct characters.

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