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Boleto (2012)

by Alyson Hagy(Favorite Author)
3.59 of 5 Votes: 5
1555976123 (ISBN13: 9781555976125)
Graywolf Press
review 1: I would have never picked this book to read. It was a choice from my husband who bought at a book fair. I have never had a particular affinity for horses or ranching. However, I'm so glad that he pushed me out of my comfort zone and got me this book. I love the way that the author captures the slow routine and culture of the small town ranching life. It seems engrained in her very writing, which is pleasant to experience. I enjoyed catching a glimpse into this world of horse training. I have just two complaints. 1. I think that author assumes too much from the reader about horse knowledge. I have no problem doing some quick Internet research on a topic that I want to learn more about, but I don't want to HAVE to do that to be able to grasp the book. 2. I didn't r... moreeally get the ending. Without giving away anything, the main character makes a decision that seems logical to me but he goes on and on about transformative the decision is and how he can never go back to the person he was. I just didn't see that big of a difference.
review 2: This story was very appealing to me having grown up in the West and having owned and cared for horses. In the main character of Will, the author captured the focus and patience that is required to care for animals. She also created a parallel universe with broader familiarity by having Will care for his mother who has cancer. The story also illustrates how the business of keeping animals has emotional consequences both between the owner and the animal and the owner and others. The voice of the book was mostly Will's, but occasionally, the horse had a voice too, which made the reader pay extra attention. Animals have a powerful effect on the lives of the people who care for them - they awaken our emotions and heighten our sensitivities. Will experienced these effects to both good and bad consequences. The story had a satisfying-enough ending. It's a good book for horse lovers and those who love the west. less
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Gorgeous. I thought I would tire of the horse-talk but it never went overboard.
I LOVED this book. Absolutely loved it. So intelligent and beautiful and sad.
Overall liked it but not the way it ended.
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