Shane

Shane By Jack Schaefer, Shane Shane a stranger the Starretts take into their home in Wyoming in becomes involved in a feud between the cattle ranger and the local homesteaders Narrative and literary superiority Kirkus Revie
  • Title: Shane
  • Author: Jack Schaefer
  • ISBN: 9780435120351
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Shane By Jack Schaefer, Shane, a stranger the Starretts take into their home in Wyoming in 1889, becomes involved in a feud between the cattle ranger and the local homesteaders Narrative and literary superiority Kirkus Reviews
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    1. Jack Schaefer

      Schaefer was born in Cleveland, Ohio, the son of an attorney He graduated from Oberlin College in 1929 with a major in English He attended graduate school at Columbia University from 1929 30, but left without completing his Master of Arts degree He then went to work for the United Press In his long career as a journalist, he would hold editorial positions at many eastern publications.Schaefer s first success as a novelist came in 1949 with his memorable novel Shane, set in Wyoming Few realized that Schaefer himself had never been anywhere near the west Nevertheless, he continued writing successful westerns, selling his home in Connecticut and moving to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1955.In 1975 Schaefer received the Western Literature Association s Distinguished Achievement award.He died of heart failure in Santa Fe in 1991 Schaefer was married twice, his second wife moving to Santa Fe with him.Schaefer s novel Monte Walsh was made into a movie in 1970, with Lee Marvin in the title role, and again in 2003 as a TV movie starring Tom Selleck Shane was also made into a movie and a seriesom enpedia wiki Jack_Sch

    487 thoughts on “Shane”

    1. Shane was my father s favorite movie I remember watching it with him on many occasions The film remains one of the only positive memories I have of my old man I was never a fan of westerns, but as a kid who desperately wanted his father s approval approval that, I might add, would never come he s been dead since 2011 , I d force myself to consume the things he liked in the hopes that I might become one of those things.And then I grew up and realized my father wasn t someone whose approval I shou [...]


    2. A classic that is than a western It s also a story about one of the myths of the United States the heroic Lone Hero on the Frontier Shane is the embodiment of the Lone Hero the man who shares the values of civilized society, but has the destructive skills of the outlaw.He rides out of the wilderness to aid the band of pioneers and take on the land grabbing cattle barons in a violent but satisfying bloodletting In 2012 this is a cliche, but ,as I have pointed out in the past for older stories, S [...]


    3. Fantastic storytelling A great classic Western All the elements needed A dark and mysterious stranger A passionate narrator The oppression of the little people The evil cattle Baron Gunslingers Clever one liners Riding off into the sunset Even if you don t like westerns, if you enjoy a good, well written story I think you will enjoy this one also, it isn t very long so it is a nice quick read


    4. I read this book in high school in Sopho English class The teacher I had was wonderful,and she was out 8 weeks due to surgery Thank God she was with us when we read,and discussed this book I don t really remember the discussion in class much, but I did remember that I loved this book when I was a kid.en after reading it the first time in 1976.I wondered why she had it on our class roster of novels to read I am 2012,and I downloaded it onto my NOOK I was prepared to be disappointed reading it aga [...]


    5. There s no living with a killing There s no going back from it Right or wrong, it s a brand, a brand that sticks There s no going back Now you run on home to your mother and tell her, tell her everything s alright, and there aren t any guns in the valley.Watched Shane for the 3rd or 4th time over the Christmas the first time I ve seen it since seeing Logan over the summer which referenced extensively so I thought I d drop one of my iconic not read the book reviews Shane is best remembered by me [...]


    6. jesus christ, what a beautiful book i m tempted to call it holy there s a part of me that wants to read it every day from now until the end of my life.Where was Shane I hurried toward the barn I was almost to it when I saw him out by the pasture He was staring over it and the grazing steers at the great lonely mountains tipped with the gold of the sun now rushing down behind them As I watched, he stretched his arms up, the fingers reaching to their utmost limits, grasping and grasping, it seemed [...]


    7. Splendid little novella, one of the very few told from a child s first person POV that managed to convey the plot with the adequate doses of childish hero worshipping while still staying realistic, to pull at heart s strings and yet manage to end satisfyingly Memorable character, too Why don t they write Westerns like this any


    8. I unashamedly loved this To my mind the quintessential western Wouldn t be too many readers I suspect who haven t heard of Shane The story of a lone gunman who comes to the rescue of the Sharratt family and against unbeatable odds takes on the bad guys and triumphs.A simple style of writing that suited the story Found this one to be a bit of a tear jerker actually Not a lengthy read by any means The author managed to convey much with a minimum of fuss Loved it to bits Time and money well spent.


    9. My first Western And what a way to start I suddenly was compelled to read and watch Westerns, something I had only brief knowledge or experience in I m not sure why, exactly, the genre left me behind because I grew up watching Star Trek which is essentially, as Gene Roddenberry explained, Wagon Train to the Stars A lot of the same concepts and ideas in Trek apply to Western tropes as well So I had some of the ideas ingrained in me but just never took the official plunge into the subject matter p [...]


    10. This is the book I grew up with, having it read to me as a boy It is an American classic and considered one of the great Westerns in league only with Lonesome Dove.This is THE novel from which the wester movie genre was created The dark hero with a mixed and unstated past, the western town with a struggle raging between migrant farmers and cattle ranchers, the hired guns and dark saloons all comprise elements of this short story This is THE story that gave birth to the image of the laconic cowbo [...]


    11. A recent discussion with friends about the classic movie version of Shane made me decide it was time to read the book I m glad I did The writing and the story is strong Next time I watch the movie, I m going to see it through fresh eyes.


    12. I ve had some fun today learning about the book Shane by Jack Schaefer I ve been doing historical reading on the author and history of this book It was required reading in my high school Don t know how long they gave us, but I was able to read it in just a few hours today Schaefer moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and lived there for around 40 years He died in 1991 There was a movie about Shane, staring Alan Ladd, and Jack Palance who also lived in Santa Fe I ve seen him there when he was living se [...]


    13. Contains minor spoilersLoved this book from beginning to end for two primary reasons First, Schaefer has an elegant and simple style that is, much like the story itself, quintessentially American relatively short declarative sentences, the sparing and precise use of modifiers, and the brief and intense focus on those aspects of characterization and setting that highlight common themes and images in American fiction but themes that are also timeless and universal Some of these themes include man [...]


    14. three to four stars read this in High School when I was about 14 loved it then cant remember much about it now to give a proper review, but I remember liking it


    15. It s been a really good thing for me to categorize my library I have found a lot of jewels that I know I probably picked up at DI and then forgot about how silly of me, I know This book must be one of those Found it last night on the top shelf of the man boy shelves Anyway, perhaps I m too effusive with my stars, but I usually give books stars based on how much I enjoyed them or how much they changed my life This one falls into the first category What a great little book Hubby said to me in the [...]


    16. From BBC Radio 4 Saturday Drama A mysterious horseman, all dressed in black and wearing a six shooter, rides into an isolated valley in Wyoming Call me Shane, he says He s a skilled gunslinger, and soon finds himself drawn into a conflict between homesteaders Marian and Joe Starrett and ruthless cattle baron Fletcher, who wants to force the Starretts off the land Marian is caught between the strong, dependable husband whom she loves, and the lean, handsome stranger whom she needs if she s to sav [...]


    17. A dark stranger rides in to town and captures the heart and soul of a family and they will forever be changed A quick 100 pg YA read with good vs evil theme and a real cowboy feel.


    18. Much better than I figured Would have been five stars if it were a bit longer and written with a little adult content The writing style was smooth, the story was interesting I ll have to check out the movie.



    19. Early in the novel, Joe tells his wife that he s confident she is safe with Shane I was like, Why What does that mean Does he know Shane s gay Did I miss something After that, I couldn t stop reading this book as a between the lines MM romance between Shane and the dad, Joe And the mom was just kind of cool with it, or maybe it was a whole polyamory thing With that mindset, some of the dialog is absolutely filthy Urban Dictionary doesn t even have definitions for some of the metaphors Talking to [...]


    20. Okay, this book was beautiful and so classically western I loved the simple and crisp prose, with nothing flowery or irrelevant Shane comes into the Starretts lives like some cowboy Mary Poppins Is there ever any doubt that he will set things right Of course not, because he is Shane Joe and Marian Starrett are a breath of fresh air as far as literary couples go respectful, hard working, loving, strong, equally yoked and having many other qualities I d attribute to a healthy and exemplary marriag [...]


    21. Saturday Dramabbc programmes b006qgxs view spoiler BBC Blurb Following on from Hombre , last week s Classic Western, today s drama is the first radio production of Shane It s been adapted from Jack Shaefer s novel by Frances Byrnes.A mysterious horseman, all dressed in black and wearing a six shooter, rides into an isolated valley in Wyoming Call me Shane, he says He s a skilled gunslinger, and soon finds himself drawn into a conflict between homesteaders Marian and Joe Starrett and ruthless cat [...]


    22. Good book This is another where the movie will probably forever be better known than the novel itself In this case it s also a good movie happens now and then you know As they say even a blind hog finds an acorn occasionally.AnywayShane The book opens with the almost stereotypical dark rider riding through and meeting a family whom he befriends But if you think about itis is one or the characters that established the stereotype So he Shane becomes almost a part of said family This novel rests s [...]


    23. Had to read it for school in the 8th grade, and it was horribly bland Searching my mind for various memories of the 8th grade lead me to this book Shane, set in the Old West, tells a story of a boy, and an lone stranger This mysterious stranger, named Shane is practically an vigilante who is running away from something that thing is never implied.The first 4 chapters are about the boys father and Shane cutting a dead tree SERIOUSLY you got to be kidding me, was my thought when i read the beginni [...]


    24. Westerns are so far out of my comfort zone of genres that I didn t have many expectations at all for this book, but if I had it would have exceeded them all There is always something different about seeing a story that, quite possibly, has been told a hundred times over through the eyes of a child The charged sexual tension between the adult characters and the undercurrents of social relations between the different groups in the town are masked by the naive view of the narrator It is a story tha [...]


    25. I remember seeing this short novel as a kid It was typical of what some 7th to 9th graders tended to read It never looked too appealing to me For one thing, I was not a reader unless it was an assignment, I just didn t read stuff at that age For another, I was not really into westerns, and Shane just looked like a cheesy western story Not judging a book by its cover and title was not fully ingrained into my way of thinking at that early age actually, I still have a bit of progress to make there. [...]


    26. This one is probably a shade closer to 3 1 2 stars than three And it may pale a bit by my having seen Alan Ladd and Jack Palance a few too many times This isn t the stereotypical shoot em up western There s actionbut it s not the focus of the book The focus is a quieter look at the myth of the west And ultimately that s what Schaefer gives us It s a western myth Shane is the Demi God who rides in and out of the lives of the mortals Making it their lives betterd in some ways worse There s a lot o [...]


    27. The classic western that inspired the classic western movie The Western Writers of America voted this the best western in the last 100 years and rightly so A mysterious stranger comes to town with a clouded past that he does want to revisit He falls in with a homesteader in Wyoming who s fighting off the machinations of a cattle baron It s a pure western send up and in Schaefer s sure hands it rolls along seamlessly Schaefer captures the wide expanse of Wyoming s open ranges and the close knit c [...]


    28. I ve been meaning to read this one for a long time I enjoyed the movie when I was a boy and the book didn t disappoint Great western classic.


    29. I knew I would enjoy this book before I read it After all, one of the best western movies of all time is based on the story I never get tired of watching the Alan Ladd film classic directed by George Stevens, with a perfectly chosen cast Especially noteworthy is Jack Palance, billed as Walter Jack Palance in one of his best bad guy performances as the evil hired killer Stark Wilson.If you ve enjoyed the movie, don t miss the book Whereas the former is primarily action oriented, the latter contai [...]


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