The Man Who Fell in Love With the Moon

The Man Who Fell in Love With the Moon

A Novel

Book - 2000
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The plot twists around the questions of humanity in a comic contemporary novel that portrays the trials of Shed, a half-breed, bisexual boy who works at a Victorian whorehouse in the old West.
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, [2000], c1991
Edition: 1st Grove Press ed
Description: 355 p. ; 23 cm
ISBN: 9780802136633
080213663X
Branch Call Number: Span

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mikey1982
Aug 21, 2017

A unique story and very well written with some memorable characters. A times very amusing. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it.

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lukasevansherman
Dec 29, 2014

Tom Spanbauer influenced a generation of Portland writers with his "dangerous" writing (Danger!Danger!) classes and the groups they spawned. Those who were associated with him include Chuck Palahniuk, Cheryl "Wild" Strayed, Chelsea Cain, and Monica Drake. The first book of his I read, "Faraway Places" wasn't dangerous at all, but this western is more like it. It's like Tom Robbins and Cormac McCarthy got in a horrible accident and their brains now share a body and they took some peyote in a cave and wrote this book. Or something like that. Spanbauer flips the western inside out and grills it over an open fire, tackling sex, gender, race, violence, and more sex. There's more sex than you can shake a sexy stick at, including homo, hetero, underage, and, hey, incest. While I appreciate a modern take on the western, the book was just sloppy and soggy (with bodily fluids) with a bit of a freewheeling, new age-y spirit that I found distasteful. It was pretty dangerous though. Perhaps the title was inspired by Mishima's "The Sailor who Fell From Grace with the Sea." Or perhaps not. Other modern takes on the western: most of McCarthy's books, "True Grit," "Ghost Town" (Coover), "Little Big Man," "The Brothers Sisters," "Confederate General at Big Sur," "Butcher's Crossing."

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marquessa
Sep 27, 2013

A very sad book, in all ways, on bi-sexualism. Very violent, and non-historical. Not recommended reading for anyone.

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