Broken Trail

Broken Trail Fulcrum s first novel and the inspiration for the AMC original miniseries starring Robert Duvall and Thomas Haden Church The story follows the lives of five Chinese women brought to Wyoming to serve a

  • Title: Broken Trail
  • Author: Alan Geoffrion
  • ISBN: 9781555916053
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fulcrum s first novel and the inspiration for the AMC original miniseries starring Robert Duvall and Thomas Haden Church The story follows the lives of five Chinese women brought to Wyoming to serve as prostitutes in an outpost town, a common practice of the time Their fates intertwine with those of two western horsemen one of which, Print Ritter Duvall s character , uFulcrum s first novel and the inspiration for the AMC original miniseries starring Robert Duvall and Thomas Haden Church The story follows the lives of five Chinese women brought to Wyoming to serve as prostitutes in an outpost town, a common practice of the time Their fates intertwine with those of two western horsemen one of which, Print Ritter Duvall s character , undergoes a period of personal growth, from rough and tumble cowboy to father figure.

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    2 thoughts on “Broken Trail

    1. Alan Geoffrion Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Broken Trail book, this is one of the most wanted Alan Geoffrion author readers around the world.

    2. It's my understanding that Alan Geoffrion is friends with Robert Duvall and that this story was written with him in mind. Even though the main plot is based on apparent historical fact, the character of Print Ritter is so reminiscent of Augustus McCrae that I think there was some tailoring done to make it a Duvall role in case there was ever a film version!But onto the book itself. The prose style is not as ornate or deep as my preference, but I found myself enjoying it immensely nonetheless. It [...]

    3. Interesting to read when comparing the similiaries and differences between the novel and the AMC mini series. There were characters in the novel that did not appear in the series-- one of them that struck my fancy in particular was a cowhand who was picked up by Print (merged with Heck who was picked up by Tom in the live-action) and who had a hole in his side where he leaked poop out of, and as a result couldn't find any employment. Too bad he was murdered, but it explains a lot as to why Tom w [...]

    4. I don't write many reviews unless a book is especially good or especially horrible Broken Trail is hands down my favorite western of all time Liked the movie, LOVED the book!! It's definitely a tear jerker and it will piss you off in some parts But it is an amazing read !! To each it's own, you may not like it but I have recommended it to people I know that don't even enjoy westerns and they loved it Based on a true story, the things those five young women go through happened far too often back [...]

    5. This one has the framework of a good plot but it felt hampered with just-average writing. There were lots of scenes that seemed simply for effect and atmosphere that didn't move the story along whatsoever. I haven't seen the movie yet but I'm thinking it will provide the extra dramatic punch that the book lacks.

    6. I bought this book after seeing it as a movie on AMC. It is the first and only western genre book I've ever read. It has a solid plot and believable (flawed but well-intentioned) characters. Simply a beautiful story, beautiful movie.

    7. Kinda story that just moseys along. Not too much action but enough to keep me reading. Print and Tom develop a trusting friendship and, more often, it's Tom who saves Print. Looking forward to seeing the TV movie.

    8. This is such a great story of the old west. It combines the story of horsemen and Chinese girls brought to America to be used in the worst way. This is a touching story of life and hard times, that includes unusual friendships that arise because of those same hard time. Amazing look at the past and life.

    9. Lately, for some odd and unknown reason, I've been on a Western theme kick. So it was only fitting that I pick up a Western read. While this book started off slow, it definitely hit its stride a few chapters in. I am, generally speaking, a fan of books and novels that have a slew of action and a basis in the horror genre. This book had not the slightest bit of either of those aspects, but I absolutely loved it. The description that Geoffrion uses to paint pictures of the landscape of the story i [...]

    10. Alan Geoffrion wrote BROKENTRAIL, which is an old time, western book from the movie starring Robert Duvall. This book took me a while to read so i would get lost in places but all in all it was good. Print and Tom, who are the main two cowboys, take over five hundred horses all the way to Wyoming. Along the way they meet this guy selling these five Chinese girls for prostitution. Deciding to risk their lives, Print and Tom have to fight to try and save them. I would recommend this book to anyone [...]

    11. I really enjoyed this bookI'm going to rank it second to the Lonesome Dove series by Larry McMurtry. I thought the characters were greateven though the book isn't that long, the author really gives the reader a sense of who the characters are and I really cared for them. When I was reading the physical description of Print Ritter, Robert Duvall immediately came to mind (in the author questions Geoffrion admits that the character was based on Duvall). I thought the plot was great and thought the [...]

    12. I saw the movie first and liked it very much, but I liked the book even more. In the book, the characters seemed to be much more likeable, much more realistic (they seem to be flat, stereotypical cowboys in the movie), and the storyline with the bad guys is a bit more believable (in the movie, all the bad guys are working together, but in the book they're separate people with separate goals). I highly recommend this book for people who like westerns, or for people who like stories with strong wo [...]

    13. Having thoroughly enjoyed the movie of the same name, I was quite excited to find that it was based on this wonderful book (I'm not going to compare the movie and book as they are both great in their own right). The book contains many rich and colourful characters and pulls your right out there into the American West. It touches on the compassion of "tough" cowboys but without being a "soppy" story. Being too short was the only downsidebut then, had it been longer, it may not have been what it i [...]

    14. An uncle and nephew set off from Eastern Oregon driving a herd of 500 horses to Wyoming. This book is less about moving livestock and more about the people -- good and bad -- who were drawn to this part of the American West in the late 19th Century.I know most of the places in this book -- Burns, Jordan Valley, Silver City, Albion -- and it's fascinating to see how Geoffrion, a Virginian, paints these places separated from him by so much space and from all of us from so much time.

    15. My Dad handed me this western paperback about an old cowboy who drives a herd of horses from Oregon to Wyoming, and saves a wagon-load of Chinese girls who were going to be sold as prostitutes. It's a pretty exciting story, and then you get to the end and find out the entire thing is true! Robert Duvall starred in the movie version of this book, and played a role in the book being written. I could picture him pretty clearly as Print, the old cowboy.

    16. This is a western, and the basis for a miniseries on AMC. Well, I don't usually read westerns, BUT -- this was very very well-written and entertaining. I could not put it down and spent all day reading it.

    17. This is a really good story that would have benefited from being fleshed out a little more. I loved this TV mini-series and bought the book with high hopes, but it just was a little skimpy on back stories and details.

    18. Broken Trail is a story that takes you on a journey- taking horses across the West and a man's journey through the end of mid-life. This was a very good book with strong description and even stronger emotions.Well done, Alan Geoffrion.

    19. Wish there would have been more. More about the girls, Nola and even Tom. Could have delved deeper into characters and where they came from. It was a good book, just wished there had been more.

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