May 5 – Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls

I enjoyed this book almost as much as I enjoyed The Glass Castle: A Memoir. I found Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novelless shocking, but no less eye-opening and enjoyable. I felt like I was introduced and transported to a completely different world and found it intriguing and vivid and real. Jeanette Walls is truly a talented storyteller. The book is hailed as “Laura Ingalls Wilder for adults” and while I see no reason why the Little House books are not for adults, I certainly agree with that assessment. Life on the prairie, on ranches, learning about the nitty gritty details of the lives of real ranchers and cowboys was not a topic I ever thought that I would find enjoyable or fascinating and yet in this book, they were both. In truth, it is a good idea to read the books in tandem, as Half Broke Horses explains a lot about Rosemary by way of Lily and in turn, Jeannette as well.

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2 responses to “May 5 – Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls

  1. we did Half Broke Horses as one of our bookclub reading ( also did LaCuna ) … have now re-named our club The Half Broke Bookclub !! ..
    enjoyed reading your stuff. …

  2. Shoeless

    I really enjoyed this book as well. Jeanette Walls is definatly a great story teller…hopefully we’ll see more from her.

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