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So brave, young, and handsome

by Leif Enger

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  • 22 Currently reading

Published by Atlantic Monthly Press, Distributed by Publishers Group West in New York, [Berkeley, Calif.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Outlaws,
  • Fiction,
  • Novelists,
  • Minnesota,
  • Fugitives from justice

  • About the Edition

    The story of an aging train robber on a quest to reconcile the claims of love and judgment on his life, and the failed writer who goes with him.

    Edition Notes

    StatementLeif Enger
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3555.N4223 E533 2008b
    The Physical Object
    Pagination287 p. ;
    Number of Pages287
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24754542M
    ISBN 100871139855
    ISBN 109780871139856
    LC Control Number2009284057
    OCLC/WorldCa226338457

    So Brave, Young and Handsome. Written by Leif Enger Review by Jeff Westerhoff. Monte Becket has lost his sense of purpose. It is , and he has become a bestselling author with his first published book. Living a simple life in Minnesota with his wife and young son, he experiences writers’ block while trying to pen his next : Leif Enger.   A Western Tale, 'So Brave, Young, and Handsome' J • Set in the American West in , Leif Enger's new novel, So Brave, Young and Handsome, is Author: Leif Enger.

    With its smooth mix of romanticism and gritty reality, So Brave, Young, and Handsome examines one ordinary man’s determination to risk everything in order to understand what it’s all worth, in “an old-fashioned, swashbuckling, heroic Western [An] adventure of the heart and mind (The Washington Post Book World). So Brave, Young, and Handsome eBook: Leif Enger: : Kindle Store. Skip to main content. Try Prime EN Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Orders Try Prime Cart. Kindle Store Go Search Best Sellers Gift Ideas New Releases Deals /5(2).

    So Brave, Young, and Handsome begins with Becket, a struggling novelist bewildered by the success of his first book, who has pledged to his wife, son, and publisher to "write one thousand words a day until another book is finished." Four years and six unfinished novels later, Becket sits on the porch of his Minnesota farmhouse about to give up. Minnesota, the ageing, murderous outlaw, Glendon Hale, meets the one-time successful author, Monte Becket. Glendon has spent years in obscurity, but the guilt he harbours for abandoning his wife, over two decades ago, has finally lured him from hiding. He aims to travel back to his past and gain her forgiveness. Sensing Monte's lack of purpose, he takes him along for the adventure/5(34).


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So Brave, Young, and Handsome begins with Becket, a struggling novelist bewildered by the success of his first book, who has pledged to his wife, son, and publisher to "write one thousand words a day until another book is finished." Four years and six unfinished novels later, Becket sits on the porch of his Minnesota farmhouse about to give up /5().

So Brave, Young and Handsome: A Novel is a very interesting read. It's got so many layers and nuances. It's got so many layers and nuances. Set in ,the narrator is a Minnesota postal worker who wrote So brave fabulously successful novel, quit his day job, and hasn't been able to /5.

"So Brave, Young and Handsome" doesn't quite match up to his previous book "Peace Like a River" but I still thought it was excellent.

The voice of Enger's character's beg to be read aloud so that one can fully appreciate their cadence, style, honesty and uniqueness/5().

Book Reviews So Brave, Young, and Handsome is an young of the heart and mind as much as of the body. This second novel from Enger will not move you as deeply as Peace Like a River did, but it is far more than just a hectically plotted cowboy adventure story.A famous literary editor.

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In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication. If you So brave the publisher or author of this book and. With its smooth mix of romanticism and gritty reality, So Brave, Young, and Handsome examines one ordinary man’s determination as he risks everything in order to understand what it’s all worth, and follows an unlikely dream in the hope it will lead him back home.4/4(57).

SO BRAVE, YOUNG, AND HANDSOME by As they head south toward Mexico and then west to California, they find their travels enlivened by a young accomplice who joins them and a pursuer who trails them, a former Pinkerton detective who has also enjoyed some literary success.

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15, Author: Leif Enger. [So Brave, Young, and Handsome] is an amazing adventure story, full of wonderful characters and a great plot.” —Vicki Rock, Somerset County Daily American “So Young, Brave, and Handsome is a fine novel, beautifully done, a serious Western story worthy of comparison with Shane and Monte Walsh and True Grit.” —Bryan Woolley, Dallas.

What made the experience of listening to So Brave, Young, and Handsome the most enjoyable. The writing. Leif Enger writes beautifully, every sentence is well crafted and every phrase is just gorgeous.

What other book might you compare So Brave, Young, and Handsome to, and why. His other book, "Peace like a River". "So Brave, Young and Handsome" is a novel about three men who are none of these things - failed author Monte Becket (who is the least brave of the three), retired train robber Glendon Hale (no longer as young as he was), and aging detective Charles Siringo (not young or particularly handsome as the book proceeds).5/5(5).

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is a young man named Hood Roberts, who threatens to steal the show for his own. SO BRAVE, YOUNG, AND HANDSOME is a true joy of a book. Trying to follow on the success of PEACE LIKE A RIVER was a daunting task, but Enger is certainly capable enough as a storyteller to pen a worthy successor, one that is wholly different and yet, at the same.

Now in paperback, the new novel by Leif Enger, author of the million-copy best seller, Peace Like a River, is a lively, big-hearted redemption tale; an unforgettable, picaresque Western Minnesota, writer Monte Becket has lost his sense of purpose.

His only success long behind him, Monte lives simply with his wife and son until he befriends outlaw Glendon Hale. Most people who like Leif Enger know him from his first novel, Peace Like a River, and most people I know enjoyed it much more than So Brave, Young and Handsome.

However, I fell in love with SBY&H almost immediately. I think in the plot dep artment, SBY&H may be short of the mark when compared with Enger's first book. This book is quieter, more.

So Brave, Young, and Handsome abounds with adventure, comradeship and hardship, splendid characters, romance, humor, and goodnaturedness.

It is a literary western in all the best senses—and a world of fun to read.” —Howard Frank Mosher. So Brave, Young, and Handsome (Book): Enger, Leif: The story of an aging train robber on a quest to reconcile the claims of love and judgment. So Brave, Young and Handsome; Buy this book An inviting voice guides readers through this expansive saga of redemption in the early 20th-century West and gives a teeming vitality to a period often.

"Say what you like about melodrama, it beats confusion" (p. Is this how we feel after reading a page-turner. Enger's book has ambiguity to spare, but are you in doubt at the end about events or characters. Where do our sympathies lie in So Brave, Young, and Handsome.

Did you feel a loss as Hood sank deeper into runaway crime. Set in the American West inLeif Enger's new novel, So Brave, Young and Handsome, is rife with train robbers, cowboys and Pinkerton detectives. The. Monte and Glendon's trek across this vanished world is an adventure story of the highest order—but So Brave, Young, and Handsome is also a deeply affecting tale about family, loyalty, identity, and fulfillment.

Keep reading for an excerpt of the novel in which the budding friends agree to embark on the westward journey together.

Which Enger’s second novel, So Brave, Young, and Handsome, isn’’s a good book. It’s a western, with horses and rivers and orchards, all virtues. It’s picaresque. It rollicks along, two men on a journey, pursued by a law officer, and there’s a gunfight and sudden murders and well-built boats and a gentle, complex fabric of reconciliation.With its smooth mix of romanticism and gritty reality, So Brave, Young, and Handsome examines one ordinary man’s determination to risk everything in order to understand what it’s all worth, in “an old-fashioned, swashbuckling, heroic Western [An] adventure of the heart and mind (The Washington Post Book World)/5(5).Where do our sympathies lie in So Brave, Young, and Handsome?

Did you feel a loss as Hood sank deeper into runaway crime? Is everyone on the trail tainted except maybe Monte? Is he, as well? The rivers, from the Cannon in Minnesota to the Rienda in California, link the sagas of the book .