Comprehensive information about Richard Brautigan’s novel The Hawkline Monster. The Hawkline Monster certainly sounds like a good title for a film. You hear the name and picture, perhaps, a vicious bird-like creature in pink. Masterplots: The Hawkline Monster: A Gothic Western. by Henderson Kincheloe? Author: Richard Brautigan Publisher: Simon and Schuster (New York) Type of.

Author: Fenrihn Kakora
Country: Kuwait
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Travel
Published (Last): 3 September 2013
Pages: 471
PDF File Size: 10.24 Mb
ePub File Size: 1.29 Mb
ISBN: 408-3-92013-434-9
Downloads: 51023
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Fenrilabar

Livingston, a city of fewer than 7, has a reputation as the Montparnasse of the Great Northwest, and the Murray is its lifeblood. Hjortsberg lives and writes. Professor Hawkins is saved, but nature, and symbolically the past, present and especially the future are still terrifying.

It’s not every afternoon that an enigmatic, comely blonde named Stilton like the cheese walks into the scruffy gin joint where Sammy “Two Toes” Tiffin tends bar.

Stetson, a Philadelphian, goes west to cure his tuberculosis, discovers cowboy hats. Cameron fucks too though. I can’t remember the last time a book made me slow down to finish it.

Review: The Hawkline Monster by Richard Brautigan

It was originally published inBrautigan being the author of the famous Trout Fishing in America. And very, very loud. The battle between the Hawkline Monster and Cameron and Greer is joined, and it is a terrible struggle; a third force, called The Shadow actually the monste of the Hawkline Monsterintervenes on the side of the humans.

Jul 24, Drew rated it it was amazing Shelves: But though the hawkliine accredited propaganda was that of resignation to be today submissive parents who had an impatient respect for the happiness of life who, dammed up among the ordered jeer, sometimes surface among books and records with a clear supremacy of compassion before the elated alternative of the low representations of a terminally ill consumerism which is now at the point of alighting from the sacrosanct recognition of the lovers of power.

A drunken cowboy had bitten them off for a fifty-cent bet” HMp. It has been created from the same batch of chemicals, has had the same electrical current passed through it, and jawkline a form resembling the monster’s; but it is still a comic parody buffoon mutation of its master, with the shared characteristics functioning to different ends; that is, it wills to do good and finally helps defeat the evil purposes of its monster twin. Brautigan himself never quite decided where he was headed.


The mountains give way to an ocean of gentle hills marked only by some intersecting creeks and a few willow trees. I mean, as Rabbi Hillel put it, “All the rest is commentary.

A quietly convinced deadpan voice tells how a couple of really tough hombres, Greer and Cameron, are hired by an Indian girl called Magic Child to bump off a monster. Cameron and Greer are professional hit-men, who will do anything for the money.

Richard Brautigan > The Hawkline Monster

Johnathan McClain read it perfectly. Essentially, this book by Brautigan is drummed out on the basis of its superficiality and its parodic use of popular literature techniques. Some of them come for the trout, some for the peace, some for the scenery, some for the drama and the ghosts.

Who knew one could be so apt in labeling their work. Hakwline it’s my job to return it to the library, and because she asked me to, I give Brautigan a second chance. But when the monter and his monstr must travel to Tijuana, the Kingdom of Fire and Water, they experience a series of strange encounters. These meanings, however, are untrue to a work which mainly strives to avoid profundities. Hot Sox now offers designs with the patterns found on a spotted steer, a pinto horse and a red bandana.

The most realistic of them is A Confederate General from Big Sura kind of extended beach idyll—the adventures of two flaky guys in Monterey and environs. These situations — all easily made visual, especially the stuff about the Monster — escape the normal constraints which inhibit the translation of literary style to screen. It is because it is damned fantastic. I counted three during the hour-long drive to William Hjortsberg’s cabin.

Phosphorescent and assuming small changeable forms, sounding like water being poured, a barking dog and a drunken parrot, it is followed by its well-meaning, independently minded but physically bound shadow as the monster drags it through Hawkline Manor, a kind of “back East” St. Mathew Shone I wish, I can’t even find a kindle version!

Cedarstaff, of Wickenburg, Ariz. Although the two elements may seem too discrepant to be so twinned, both monster and form relate integrally to each other. This book has both. In the end, we have confirmation of what we all know already; whiskey solves all problems. A guy in our book club picked this. It is simply a takeoff point for a sometimes clever writer who has nothing to write about.


It isand a man is recalling the events of his 12th summer, when he bought bullets for his gun instead of a hamburger. Quotes from The Hawkline Mons Some day, I’ll study all the different bugs on the river and learn what they monstter, but that will be sometime in my 70s or 80s.

The Hawkline Monster

A young lady called Magic Child hires Cameron and Greer for five hundred dollars; they all ‘sleep’ in a barn together; they travel through the Dead Hills until they reach Hawkline Manor or, as Mr. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

It is a marriage of the commonplace and the surreal, the past and present, genre and innovation. Yet, even he has admitted “things’re looking up. With a monster so preternaturally tricky and mind bending, the questers must be certain of the nature and tactics of their quarry.

View all 4 comments. Not only does this style make it extremely easy to read, it aptly sets the mood for the story through the eyes of the stark, simple, no-nonsen My first exposure to Brautigan, although I have one of his trilogy collections in my stack.

Books by Richard Brautigan. Brautigan’s first novel, Trout Fishing in Americawas called “a slender American classic” by London’s austere Times Literary Supplement and “a really good book” by the gum-chewing checkout girl at the college bookstore where I picked up a copy. Guns, laughs, random sex and an actual monster: Imagine if Cormac McCarthy and Kurt Vonnegut travelled back in time to assassinate Jesse James only to find that Mary Shelley had already travelled forward in time and was using his body for scientific experimentation, and Robert Louis Stevenson was… probably somewhere near… like in the basement, with his chemicals… hearing bits and pieces… eh, forget this.

She wants them to kill a monster for her, one she says lives in the ice caves under the basement of Miss Hawkline’s nawkline house, and one she says has killed before.