Sunday, October 18, 2020

TCCDM Dig and Flip: "The Hawkline Monster" - Richard Brautigan (1974)

 

"The Hawkline Monster" - by Richard Brautigan
(1974)
Paperback, 188 pages

NO SPOILERS:
Cameron and Greer, the two cowboys in this story are best of friends and a no-nonsense “have gun will travel” kind of team.  Problem-solvers for hire, so to speak.  The cowboys are called on a journey to a big mansion in the middle of nowhere to help a couple of sexy ladies rid themselves of a mysterious and dangerous "something" in the house.  To say any more would spoil the fun.

Author Richard Brautigan tells his macabre story in unique chapters of no more than one or two pages, and yet as the pages fly by, the story never feels cheap.  This gothic tale is weird.  It's both naughty and bawdy. Mysterious and dangerous.  And quirky as fark!   I loved it.  I never once felt like I was being put upon.  This is one of those “under-the-radar” novels that are so much fun to discover.  "The Hawkline Monster" is one of the strangest stories I've read all year.  And a blast to read.  Highly recommended.  

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