Monte Walsh
Jack Schaefer
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Aug 12, 2020 - 03:52 AM By Jack Schaefer

Monte Walsh has never met a horse he couldn t ride, and Chet Rollins has never met one he couldn t rope For a decade they are unbeatable and inseparable, working as trail hands throughout the West until finally settling with Cal Brennan s Slash Y Their rough cowboy ethics see them through every imaginable challenge blizzards, rustlers, outlaws, and card games gone wrongMonte Walsh has never met a horse he couldn t ride, and Chet Rollins has never met one he couldn t rope For a decade they are unbeatable and inseparable, working as trail hands throughout the West until finally settling with Cal Brennan s Slash Y Their rough cowboy ethics see them through every imaginable challenge blizzards, rustlers, outlaws, and card games gone wrong Partial to pretty women, gambling, and practical jokes, Monte is often on the receiving end of trouble, while Chet is always there to break him out of jail or serve as a decoy until Monte can get out of town in a hurry As the West begins to change, however the automobile replacing the horse, the herds breaking up the two friends part ways Chet marries and goes on to become a successful merchant, banker, and politician but Monte, unable to imagine anything but the cowboy s way of life, refuses to the end to leave the range.
  • Title: Monte Walsh
  • Author: Jack Schaefer
  • ISBN: 9780803291218
  • Page: 223
  • Format: Paperback

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Emily Cherry Aug 12, 2020 - 03:52 AM
I didn't expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. I'm not usually a Western kind of person. But this isn't really a Western. This is the story of a man, who happens to live in the West. Monte Walsh is, as it says at the end, A Good Man With a Horse. You live his life with him, and the sights, smells, and wonder of the old, untamed West seep in, like the first melt of the snow, creeping through the soil, starting the new grass for the year. I cried at the end. I have been out West, I have seen [...]
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Donna Aug 12, 2020 - 03:52 AM
There were things I liked about this book and others I did not. I didn't care for the colloquial language. It felt like it was going for the stereotypical innocence of the west. That kind of slang eventually grew on me once I got to know the characters, then it felt a little more authentic. I think it wouldn't have bothered me so much if I had read this verses having done the audio. This was a little slow for my liking, but I liked the story. It was easy to follow along and follow the lives of t [...]
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Dana Stabenow Aug 12, 2020 - 03:52 AM
I simply disappeared between the covers of this book. Hilarious, heart-breaking and oh so real, this isn't just a story about a cowboy and the cowboying way of life, it’s about a strict code and living up to it especially when it ain't easy, it’s about the settling of the American West, and it’s about the progress of civilization and what gets left behind. People like Monte exist anywhere there is a frontier, they are the loners who go out ahead of the rest of us, and when they're done, th [...]
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Steve S. Aug 12, 2020 - 03:52 AM
Monte Walsh, along with Lonesome Dove, I consider the best westerns written. Monte Walsh has a lot of western cliches, but Schaefer's portrayal of the protagonist Monte Walsh, his best friend Chet Rollins, and many other characters plus his depictions of the landscape completely rescue the book from those cliches.Monte Walsh along with Gus McRae [sp.] from Lonesome Dove are two of my fictional heroes.
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Karen Aug 12, 2020 - 03:52 AM
Story of a man, his horses - with a decided preference for buckskins - and the coming of the wire to the West. I've read this book at least 10 times, and it still breaks my heart.
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Pate Hubbard Aug 12, 2020 - 03:52 AM
Not only my favorite western of all time, but probably my favorite book of all time. Monte Walsh is a criminally underrated western which I think every one should read. The way in which the chapters are formatted, with every chapter almost being a self contained story, gives the reader a sense of scope and allows the book to easily skip around the life of Monte Walsh. We see Monte and his fellow cowboys at Slash Y go through the ups and downs of ranch life in the old west and really get to know [...]
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Ray Pierson Aug 12, 2020 - 03:52 AM
I don't care what others say, I say it is a wonderful history in novel form of the American cowboy from just after the Civil War until early in the 1900s. The two movies made from the novel are quite good (Lee Marvin and Jack Palance were in one, Tom Selleck in the other), but the book is better and has a different ending. (I wish to add that the first time I read this novel it was an edition much earlier than this particular book.)
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Megargee Aug 12, 2020 - 03:52 AM
First published in 1963, Monte Walsh is considered by many to be one of the great classic Westerns. Written by Jack Schaefer, who also wrote Shane, Monte Walsh will disappoint those who seek blazing action or steaming romance. Instead it is a story of the decline and eventual disappearance of the free ranging American cowboy, a species increasingly endangered by barbed wire fences, railroads, industrialized ranching, and gasoline engines from 1872 - 1913. It is told through the life of Monte Wal [...]
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Terri Aug 12, 2020 - 03:52 AM
I read this book for my daddy. He loved to read, but he was particular about his book choice. He read the Bible, golf books, and nonfiction, especially history. But he did not read literary novels. In fact, he only read one genre of fiction, westerns. Louis L'amour, Zane Gray, and Jack Schaeffer were among his favorites. My mind's eye can easily see him relaxed in his old leather rocker, coffee cup in one hand and a paperback western in the other. Hardly a day went by without him reading at leas [...]
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Linda Aug 12, 2020 - 03:52 AM
Just started itThe first 2 pages & I was hooked! It's wonderful! I always loved cowboys (on TV; I never actually knew any.) I guess when I was a kid, I wanted to BE one! Anyway, Mr. Schaefer outdid himself on this one. SO much better than Shane. Remember Rawhide, with Clint Eastwood? Same category, same rating! SIGH!
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Utahbill Aug 12, 2020 - 03:52 AM
Simply a classic. I really enjoyed this book. The descriptions of western landscapes and weather were accurate and vivid allowing me to envision the scenes. The characters were human and wonderfully depicted. I recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the Old West.
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Manray9 Aug 12, 2020 - 03:52 AM
Simply a great Western. It stands alongside Elmer Kelton's Hewey Calloway trilogy.
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Dave Aug 12, 2020 - 03:52 AM
This is the best western novel ever. I loved it.
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Don Aug 12, 2020 - 03:52 AM
This is the best western book I have ever laid hands on. I recommend this book to everyone.
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Jim Cowen Aug 12, 2020 - 03:52 AM
This book reminds me of my daddy, and my granddaddys so much that it really pulls on the heartstrings.
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NEAL Aug 12, 2020 - 03:52 AM
this is what a cowboy is in my mind.
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Teresa Aug 12, 2020 - 03:52 AM
Some will argue that the greatest novel of the Old West is McMurtry's "Lonesome Dove". Without a doubt, it's a great read. However, I propose a different story. Jack Schaefer's "Monte Walsh". Don't be fooled by the two movies that are out there especially the Lee Marvin version. Tom Selleck's is only a little better. The movies lines have departed so far from the real storythat I am not sure why they even called them "Monte Walsh".This is a tale in the finest tradition and I guarantee that you w [...]
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Amanda G. Stevens Aug 12, 2020 - 03:52 AM
There's nothing like a Western, and this one was my favorite fiction read of 2014. It isn't a quick read by any means; Schaefer loves his wide open West and takes every opportunity to describe it as well as the various towns, buildings, and minor characters who populate it and give it its soul. A faster pace would rob the epic. The larger-than-life writing style fits the story well. I love reading about this rugged time when cattle rustling was a capital offense and men lived and died for land a [...]
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Rodney Haydon Aug 12, 2020 - 03:52 AM
Monte Walsh.A good man with a horse.I cannot believe I have not read this before. Worse, that I wasn't even aware of it until I watched the Tom Selleck TV movie a month or so ago, and knew I had to read the novel it was based on. A novel that is a collection of short stories, but oh so much more (as Jack Schaefer himself wrote in the preface to this Bison edition).Monte fits the mold of Elmer Kelton's Hewey Calloway from The Good Old Boys, a man of his time, and set in that time.People who don't [...]
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Peter Tillman Aug 12, 2020 - 03:52 AM
Reading at Dana Stabenow's rave reco,stabenow/2013/08/30/top-1 Eh. It's the same well as McMurtry's "Lonesome Dove", and he's a *much* better writer. I stalled for a long time, went back and got about half-way. It's still . just OK. Too many cliche barroom brawls, offset by some nice stuff when the book moves to NM Territory. I just don't care enough about these people to keep reading. Deep enough!
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Kat Aug 12, 2020 - 03:52 AM
I'm not going to say much about this book because I confess I'm not really into the Western genre. At first I hated it, the dialog full of "shucks" and "my oh my", but as I got into it grew on me. Still not a book I would pick to read myself--doesn't hold my attention. But as far as Westerns go, it's supposed to be one of the best.
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Whitney Aug 12, 2020 - 03:52 AM
A meandering Western classic. Lovingly told and constructed with a great sense of the reality of the story. It has some cliche moments, but it's done in such a way that makes it seem like this book is where the cliches came from, rather than that it just incorporated them. It's a beautiful book and worth reading whether you like Westerns or not.
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Marklandman Aug 12, 2020 - 03:52 AM
Some good stories in there. I had a hard time really getting into it though, mostly because it was so broken up into smaller stories that weren't in order necessarily. Just didn't flow very well for me.
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David A Aug 12, 2020 - 03:52 AM
This was a slow read, but thoroughly enjoyable. It was a peaceful escape to another time and place that I could imagine myself embracing. Maybe that's why it took me so long to finish: I didn't want to leave.The writing style reflected well the environment it painted.
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Margaret Aug 12, 2020 - 03:52 AM
This book had too much of a 1950's tv western feel to it with a lot of "ah shucks" and typical antics of saloons, poker games and cattle drives. I didn't want to stay with it all the way to the end to find out it doesn't develop into something deeper.
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Dan Pepper Aug 12, 2020 - 03:52 AM
A good book to read about a good man with a horse.
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Rick Bostian Aug 12, 2020 - 03:52 AM
It was interesting to see how an author wrote in 1949. Certainly no blue language, "shucks" was about it. Gave a good picture of what life was like in the late 19th century in the west.
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Maddy Barney Aug 12, 2020 - 03:52 AM
Great book, one of my favorites. If I could give it 4.5 stars I would, only because it's not the kind of book that I would read over and over again - it's a pretty slow read.
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Monte Walsh By Jack Schaefer Monte Walsh has never met a horse he couldn t ride, and Chet Rollins has never met one he couldn t rope For a decade they are unbeatable and inseparable, working as trail hands throughout the West until finally settling with Cal Brennan s Slash Y Their rough cowboy ethics see them through every imaginable challenge blizzards, rustlers, outlaws, and card games gone wrongMonte Walsh has never met a horse he couldn t ride, and Chet Rollins has never met one he couldn t rope For a decade they are unbeatable and inseparable, working as trail hands throughout the West until finally settling with Cal Brennan s Slash Y Their rough cowboy ethics see them through every imaginable challenge blizzards, rustlers, outlaws, and card games gone wrong Partial to pretty women, gambling, and practical jokes, Monte is often on the receiving end of trouble, while Chet is always there to break him out of jail or serve as a decoy until Monte can get out of town in a hurry As the West begins to change, however the automobile replacing the horse, the herds breaking up the two friends part ways Chet marries and goes on to become a successful merchant, banker, and politician but Monte, unable to imagine anything but the cowboy s way of life, refuses to the end to leave the range.

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