Ghost Town: A Novel [Robert Coover] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. A forlorn cowboy is forced to serve as both lawman and outlaw to a. Ghost Town. by Robert Coover. “The lonesome abstract cadences suggest Samuel Beckett As a gunsmokin” wordslinger, Coover rides. A nameless rider plods through the desert toward a dusty Western town shimmering on the horizon. In his latest novel, Robert Coover has taken the familiar form.

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Books by Robert Coover.

This is my favorite Coover, though there are some of his books that I won’t read. Dec 27, manfred rated it liked it. It deals with the rise following an Appalachian coal-mine disaster of a sect of worshipers made up of fundamentalists and theosophists whose leader, Giovanni Bruno, is less a preacher than a silent enigma.

Ghost Town by Robert Coover. Want to Read saving…. Likewise Coover as can Rikki Ducornet and John Hawkes and, I would add, Angela Carter can say and do everything they want to with the novel form in a book that is a copver pages long. Gobert Novel Robert Coover No preview available – Who likes western comics.

In Coover’s Ghost Town, genre cliches become literary devices, and stereotypes become grammatical foils. This is a land of sand, dry rocks, and dead things. Dec 12, Rick rated it it was ok. It seems eobert be from the perspective of someone who dropped acid in a wild west town full of sadistic desperadoes, blood-thirsty merry pranksters donning cowboy hats.


This was my robetr reading of anything by Coover, and I was floored. This book was just bad.


Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Well-written and humorous in parts, but ultimately unsatisfying. If there was a deeper meaning, I missed it. Customers who bought this item also bought.

Published January 10th by Robrrt Press first published Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Dec 13, Danny Miller rated it really liked it. The day he graduated, Coover received his draft notice and went on to serve in the U. Recommended to Nate D by: And it’s a short one.

Feb 09, Tina rated it liked it Shelves: An un-named rider on a shapeshifting horse rides into an apparently tow town. Disappointingly, I found no such deeper, “human” message in “Ghost Town.

And ifn it aint the word, mister, you better cooger fer cover, cuz for yu know it she’ll unleash her upbringin on yu. The image naturally conjures Clint Eastwood’s man-with-no-name, riding into a town situated in an unearthly blank desert-scape.

Ghost Town by Robert Coover

By turns bloody and surreal, Coover hits on a singular mix of the profane and the baroque for his dialogue conveniently presented without quotation marks, something McCarthy does toowhich anticipates “Deadwood. My experience with Coover’s “Universal Baseball Association Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Livin a life out here is shithe sez. The western novel as epitomized by Zane Grey is deliciously lampooned in such a nightmarish style that I don’t think I’ll ever watch another western movie without thinking of this book.

The only craft flaw I found was the overly long and dull narrative paragraphs in the last 20 pages. But to keep goin on, in the face a such shit, cooger such futility and stupidity and veritable craziness–that, son, that is fuckin suh- blime. This book may be decent postmodernist fiction, though I wonder. Yet, they succeeded at neither. It’s the strangeness, though, that I appreciated most, the way the haunted town and the haints that inhabit it metamorphose.


Yer wrist is dangling on top of the wheel; yer bein very male.

Pretty sure coover is better than this What this means is that the narration involved long, drawn out sentences, but the phrases are short and turn on one another, so that the sentences require careful parsing as you read to make clear sense of things.

With the exception of a novel, A Night at the MoviesCoover’s publications in recent years have consisted mainly of shorter works, written at various stages of his career, published in limited editions to appeal to collectors. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

And perhaps it is after all. This was my first reading of anything by Coover, and I was floored. It’s got no more meanin than writin in the sand with yer dick when the wind’s up. Gjost like decent folk do. I wouldn’t recommend this book to just anybody. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.