Author Topic: "Brokeback Mountain--The Complete Novel" 1943-2006  (Read 9186 times)

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"Brokeback Mountain--The Complete Novel" 1943-2006
« on: July 30, 2015, 12:37:48 pm »
I found this link in the comments section of an article on the 10th anniversary: http://brokebackmountaintribute.blogspot.com/

"The births, lives, secrets, times and deaths of Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist.  What happened before they met, while they were together and....after that cabinet door closed?"

"...Brokeback Mountain Novel 1943-2006 by Vernon "Jet" Gardner
200 images and deleted scenes, covering every event from Ennis' birth in 1943, the deaths of Earl & Rich, Jack's childhood, the wreck that killed Ennis' parents making him an orphan, Jacks 1962 summer on Brokeback, Ennis & Jack's 1963 summer in detail, Jack's grizzly murder - with Ennis accused of it, Jack's parents' untimely mysterious deaths, why Jack was cremated and what happened to his ashes, and how Ennis survived 'til his own death in 2006... "

It appears to be a very elaborate epic, complete with maps and illustrations, that also includes the short story, the script and deleted scenes, in addition to the author's imagination.

I haven't read it yet, but wanted to post it for those who might be interested.
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Re: "Brokeback Mountain--The Complete Novel" 1943-2006
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2015, 12:41:55 pm »
There are some creative illustrations.  For example:
Here's "Kyle":  



Here are K.E. and Ennis:



Notice the place names on this map of Sage:

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Re: "Brokeback Mountain--The Complete Novel" 1943-2006
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2015, 01:34:55 pm »
Jack's grizzly murder - with Ennis accused of it

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Re: "Brokeback Mountain--The Complete Novel" 1943-2006
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2015, 02:29:26 pm »
I noticed that too, Jeff!

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Re: "Brokeback Mountain--The Complete Novel" 1943-2006
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2015, 08:57:43 pm »
I wonder where Vernon "Jet" Gardner is from?

I wonder about his spelling and usage. In the U.S. anyway, grizzly more commonly refers to a species of bear. Grisly is used to mean something inspiring horror or fear. Grizzly can be a variant of grisly, but not commonly.

Unless in "The Complete Novel" Jack has a pet bear that gets killed, and Ennis gets accused of murdering it?  ???
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Re: "Brokeback Mountain--The Complete Novel" 1943-2006
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2015, 08:28:07 am »
There are plenty more such grisly errors.

Kyle had a "cleft palette".  Oy.

And Earl hired "intenerate" workers.  Double oy.
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Re: "Brokeback Mountain--The Complete Novel" 1943-2006
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2015, 08:29:22 am »
I'm not a fanfic reader by any means. However, I tried reading a few chapters of this saga. I found it to be clunky and heavy handed, with ridiculous coincidences and laden with conspiracy theories. Oh, and everyone is gay. Ugh.
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Re: "Brokeback Mountain--The Complete Novel" 1943-2006
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2015, 08:39:59 am »
I was thinking of getting this, now maybe I'll skip it.


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Re: "Brokeback Mountain--The Complete Novel" 1943-2006
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2015, 09:18:12 am »
There are plenty more such grisly errors.

Kyle had a "cleft palette".  Oy.

Kyle was an artist? Must be difficult to paint if your palette is cleft!  ;D

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And Earl hired "intenerate" workers.  Double oy.

Is that even a word?  ???

"Palette" and "grizzly" you could blame on Spell Check, but not "intenerate."
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Re: "Brokeback Mountain--The Complete Novel" 1943-2006
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2015, 09:44:27 am »
Is that even a word?  ???

I was wondering the same thing.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
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Re: "Brokeback Mountain--The Complete Novel" 1943-2006
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2015, 10:01:29 am »
162 Chapters??? YIKES!!!
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Re: "Brokeback Mountain--The Complete Novel" 1943-2006
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2015, 10:48:28 am »
All of a sudden it doesn't seem very appealing any more to try and read it.

I might give it a chance though, just for the hell of it.

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Re: "Brokeback Mountain--The Complete Novel" 1943-2006
« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2015, 11:28:42 am »
All of a sudden it doesn't seem very appealing any more to try and read it.

I might give it a chance though, just for the hell of it.

I read about 17 chapters last night (each chapter is relatively short) and I think I've seen enough.

One of the things that bothered me is that he suggests Enniss' father had absolutely nothing to do with Earl's death, which is clearly NOT canon.
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Re: "Brokeback Mountain--The Complete Novel" 1943-2006
« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2015, 11:35:01 am »
Same goes for Ennis being accused of Jack's death.

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Re: "Brokeback Mountain--The Complete Novel" 1943-2006
« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2015, 11:35:09 am »
Also, Earl's last name is "Lamb".  Are you kidding?

And Rich's last name is "Sapho".  Hunh?

And LD Newsome, Sr shows up in Sage as a con man.  C'mon!
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Re: "Brokeback Mountain--The Complete Novel" 1943-2006
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2015, 11:35:53 am »
Same goes for Ennis being accused of Jack's death.

Well, that could have happened after the story/film canon.  But, yeah.
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Re: "Brokeback Mountain--The Complete Novel" 1943-2006
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2015, 11:59:56 am »
Also, Earl's last name is "Lamb".  Are you kidding?

And Rich's last name is "Sapho".  Hunh?

And LD Newsome, Sr shows up in Sage as a con man.  C'mon!

Good grief! Vern can't spell, but he's heard of Sapho? Well, I suppose it's possible.
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Re: "Brokeback Mountain--The Complete Novel" 1943-2006
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2015, 02:44:36 pm »
lmao!


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
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Re: "Brokeback Mountain--The Complete Novel" 1943-2006
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2015, 06:29:41 pm »
I suspected it might be a loser when I saw Ledger Park, Hathaway Farm, etc, on the map.  Lack of imagination and originality.

Seeing the last names of Earl and Rich confirmed it - silly.
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Re: "Brokeback Mountain--The Complete Novel" 1943-2006
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2015, 01:52:38 pm »
If I were to get it, it would mainly be for my collection of Brokeback stuff, but I wouldn't read it.


Tell him when l come up to him and ask to play the record, l'm gonna say: ''Voulez-vous jouer ce disque?''
'Voulez-vous, will you kiss my dick?'
Will you play my record? One-track mind!

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Re: "Brokeback Mountain--The Complete Novel" 1943-2006
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2015, 04:26:14 pm »
It's online, Chuck. Not sure you can obtain it other than digitally.

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