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[[ Read Pdf ]] ⚣ The Hawkline Monster: A Gothic Western ì Richard Brautigan The Hawkline Monster New York Simon and Schuster,First edition, first printing Octavopages The time is , the setting eastern Oregon Magic Child, a fifteen year old Indian girl, wanders into the wrong whorehouse looking for the right men to kill the monster that lives in the ice caves under the basement of Miss Hawkline s yellow house What follows is a series of wild, witty, and bizarre encounters The book was originally published in i am willing to give second chances.even if i am angered or bewildered or heartbroken, i am always willing to take stock of circumstances, offer up the opportunity for redemption, and allow someone back into the warmth of my heart we should all be as emotionally charitable as me just don t fuck up a second time.i read this brautigan novel with trepidation that motherfucker burned me before are you distressed that i have already used variants of the word fuck twice in the first fifty or so i am willing to give second chances.even if i am angered or bewildered or heartbroken, i am always willing to take stock of circumstances, offer up the opportunity for redemption, and allow someone back into the warmth of my heart we should all be as emotionally charitable as me just don t fuck up a second time.i read this brautigan novel with trepidation that motherfucker burned me before are you distressed that i have already used variants of the word fuck twice in the first fifty or so words then you will probably not like richard brautigan read this instead i love the angry southerner s review of this teehee maureen assured me that this was a good brautigan book unlike the brautigan to which i had been exposed in the past if i had the correct facial muscles, i would have raised a single eyebrow at her, but i cannot do anything cool, so instead i grunted she was in canada, and so could not hear me.but i m game, so i made greg get this for me from the library princess neither does her own taxes nor leaves her own library rental paper trail and it was not at all bad.pretty enjoyable, in fact i was doubly concerned before reading, because remember when robert coover wrote his version of a western Ghost Town i did not love that book at all usually, his schtick works for me, but i remember being annoyed by that one this one also does a sort of western mash up, decorating the traditional western theme with some furnishings from the gothic genre big isolated house, subterranean caverns, unnameable force of eeeevil well, pretty nameable, actually it is called the hawkline monster, as a matter of fact but it s got some ionesco lunacy and a lot of fuckin also teenaged prostitutes and a giant butler and an umbrella stand made out of an elephant s foot also, some fuckin.it is a little icky, of course, as artifacts from the seventies will be in the attitudes towards the interchangeability of women as sex partners and icksome group sex but it is also a fast and perplexing read, where people suffer memory loss and blend into other people, sort of, and things are all a bit eerie but funny i don t know how to explain it it is like watching a bunch of clowns in cowboy hats and eyeliner having an orgy who can find the words i am going to magnanimously let greg read this book before he returns it to the library maybe he will find a better way of describing it.but for me, i will say welcome to my heart, brautigan watch your stepcome to my blog It just howls and pounds on the iron door that s between the ice caves and the laboratory We ve kept the door locked ever since our father disappeared What does it sound like Cameron said It sounds like the combination of water being poured into a glass, Miss Hawkline said A dog barking and the muttering of a drunk parrot And very, very loud I think we re going to need the shotgun for this one, Cameron said.and maybe a bigger boat while you re at itThis is a freaky acid trip It just howls and pounds on the iron door that s between the ice caves and the laboratory We ve kept the door locked ever since our father disappeared What does it sound like Cameron said It sounds like the combination of water being poured into a glass, Miss Hawkline said A dog barking and the muttering of a drunk parrot And very, very loud I think we re going to need the shotgun for this one, Cameron said.and maybe a bigger boat while you re at itThis is a freaky acid trip of a gothic western, Judging by that description, I should have found it delightful, but mostly I found it pretty damned dreadful.There is a plot, so there s that.Two hired guns take on the task of killing a monster that lives under a house Lots of sex and weird stuff ensues There s a climax, well, several, if you count the sex , and an epilogue Brautigan s work seems a precursor to Bizarro fiction only it s no where near as good as most of the Bizarro stuff I ve read His dialogue seems stilted and the situations, while imaginative, tend to churn around aimlessly for far too long There are some funny bits and I never completely lost interest, hence my very weak three star rating.Butall of my reading life, Brautigan has been painted as some sort of literary god Truthfully, I found him not only ungodlike, but pretty mediocre.And yetI will give his fans the benefit of the doubt I ll read another I have plenty of his books In hardback, first editions, no less.You see, my father was a Brautigan fan Since he is deceased, and I can t ask him why, I asked my husband, who has also read most of Brautigan s books.Me Why Him Everybody kept saying what a great writer he was Me So after the first one, you kept reading them to see which one was the worstright Him WellI thought they might get better, but they didn t There you have it Now I understand how we ve managed to stay married for 23 years Whatever Richard Brautigan wrote, his writings, despite their deceptive simplicity, possessed some hidden magic And so it is with a playful gothic tale The Hawkline Monster They did not look tough or mean They looked like a relaxed essence distilled from these two qualities They acted as if they were very intimate with something going on that nobody else could see These are the heroes the goodhearted killers for hire When they were a hundred yards away from the house, the air suddenly t Whatever Richard Brautigan wrote, his writings, despite their deceptive simplicity, possessed some hidden magic And so it is with a playful gothic tale The Hawkline Monster They did not look tough or mean They looked like a relaxed essence distilled from these two qualities They acted as if they were very intimate with something going on that nobody else could see These are the heroes the goodhearted killers for hire When they were a hundred yards away from the house, the air suddenly turned cold The temperature dropped about forty degrees The drop was as sudden as the motion of a knife And this is the seat of evil.There is an allusion to Thanatopsis, a mysterious and a little bit mystical poem by William Cullen Bryant in the book Where rolls the Oregon, and hears no sound, Save his own dashings yet the dead are there And millions in those solitudes, since first The flight of years began, have laid them down In their last sleep the dead reign there alone Probably it was one of the stimuli to write this unique gothic fable, where everything, right from the start and straight to the end, defies every rule of every genre