Books - Review

Showing all books by: Annie Proulx

That Old Ace in the Hole
Bob Dollar is a scout for a big hog farm consortium, searching for land to build the next hog farm in the Texas Panhandle. But the locals aren't so keen, and prefer their more traditional ways of exploiting the delicate land and environment. Please note that Global Pork Rind's company policy prohibits site scouts from entering operational units.
Pretty good, read it straight through in a couple of days.
Score: 8
Published: 2002
Read: July 7th 2004

The Shipping News
Bloke goes to chilly north with his daughter and Aunt after his wife dies to try and get his life back on track. Gets job writing the shipping news for the local paper, lives in ancient old house until it gets blown away in a storm.
Jolly good.
Score: 7.5
Published: tbc
Read: April 5th 2007

Close Range
Short stories of weird people in Wyoming doing (mostly) rather nasty things to each other or having hopeless love-lives. Often both at the same time. Includes Brokeback Mountain.
Good, if a little repetitive after a while.
Score: 7
Published: 1999
Read: June 6th 2007