The Horse Whisperer

The Horse Whisperer

Book - 2011
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Tom Booker can calm wild horses with his voice and can heal broken spirits with his touch. A mother seeks Tom out because she believes that he can heal her maddened horse and perhaps her maimed daughter as well.
Publisher: New York :, Dell,, [2011]
Edition: 2011 Dell Mass Market edition.
Copyright Date: ©1995
ISBN: 9780345528605
0345528603
Branch Call Number: FIC EVAN
Characteristics: 451 pages ; 19 cm

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Christy67
Apr 24, 2014

I liked the story about the girl and the horse, but am not a fan of love stories centered around adultery (old fashioned, I guess). And the ending - so ironic and tragic and...not really believable, IMO. I just don't believe the characters would have reacted the way they did in this story to their situation. I don't want to put in any spoilers, just suffice it to say I find a book more enjoyable if it's believable - YMMV. A good read nonetheless.

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snowish
Dec 05, 2011

The book sucks you right in, and in many aspects it is far deeper than the movie. I think the movie tried to picture Tom more of a macho cowboy than he is in the book. I also loved underlying stories and character evolvement described in the book. Sometimes, though, Annie is shown too much of a damsel in distress, with her many strengths minimized. Her weeping over her unborn babies especially irked me.

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Cabby
Nov 08, 2007

I liked it better than the movie - the ending is different.

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A horse psychologist helps a young girl and her traumatized horse.

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