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by Michael Bishop

  • Author: Michael Bishop
  • ISBN: 0877959536
  • ISBN13: 978-0877959533
  • ePub: 1720 kb | FB2: 1150 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: United States
  • Publisher: Arbor House Pub Co; 1st edition (June 1, 1988)
  • Pages: 367
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 571
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FREE shipping on qualifying offers. The appearance of unicorns on a Colorado cattle ranch joins a dying man, the ranch owner, and a Ute man and his daughter in a test of courage and humanity.

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Michael Lawson Bishop (born November 12, 1945) is an American writer. Over four decades and in more than thirty books, he has created what has been called a "body of work that stands among the most admired and influential in modern science fiction and fantasy literature. Bishop was born in Lincoln, Nebraska, the son of Leotis ("Lee") Bishop (born 1920 in Frys Mill, Poinsett County, Arkansas) and Maxine ("Mac") Elaine Matison (born 1920 in Ashland, Nebraska).

Unicorn Mountain book. Unicorns roam the uplands of Libby Quarrels' mountain ranch.

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Unicorns roam the uplands of Libby Quarrels' mountain ranch. When Libby takes the AIDS-afflicted Bo Gavin out of exile in Atlanta to live with her in Colorado, she sees no connection between his disease and the fantastic secret she guards. But it so happens the unicorns suffer from a plague of their own, and the alternate world that touches the high country has unleashed magic sinister as well as marvelous.

The appearance of unicorns on a Colorado cattle ranch joins a dying man, the ranch owner, and a Ute man and his daughter in a test of courage and humanity show more. Dimensions 10. x 17. 2 x 2. mm 31. 1g. Publication date 01 Jun 1989. Publisher Spectra Books. Publication City/Country United States.

The appearance of unicorns on a Colorado cattle ranch joins a dying man, the ranch owner, and a Ute man and his daughter in a test of courage and humanity
Bought this for a friend. Interesting twist on the unicorn story. Modern day tale of ranchers trying to save a herd of unicorns from disease. Also deals with issues related to AIDS.
I read this book back in high school and it quickly became my favorite book.

I bought an out-of-print copy off Amazon a few years ago and I am now in search of another copy, as I have read mine into the ground.

I really connect to Alma/Paisley as a character and the strength of Libby after her divorce. It's a great read, through and through...I just don't know what else to say except READ THIS BOOK!
Lonesome Orange Kid
Powerful, resonant book. A must read. Takes place in the 80s, entertwined with the fantasy of unicorns. This book deals with the reality of AIDS, homosexuality, and how hard life was.
This is a fascinating, interesting and weird book. It involves an Aids patient, his brother, Their former cousin by marriage, a ranch hand, a cranky veterinarian, a UTE shaman or two, a “jesus blanket” and lots of unicorns, most of who are sick. Let’s not forget the condoms. A beautifully mysterious and vulnerable species of unicorns is revealed bringing together four people in a test of courage and humanity against the pain of the outside world. A realistic work dealing with some of today's most basic and controversial conflicts.

Triggers: Some wild animal death (wild animals killing other animals), major character death,
This novel features a female ranch owner, her ex's gay cousin who is a PWA, her Ute ranch hand, and (at least in the last section of the novel) his coming-of-age daughter. These characters are really what make the novel. They are each multi-faceted - definitely not cardboard cutouts - and one of the things I appreciated about the story was that you could sympathize with each of the characters while not always "liking" them/what they do. The novel explores a variety of social themes including issues around sexual orientation, gender and women's equality, kinship and obligation, HIV/AIDS, racism, and spirituality. The twist of the unicorns and the spirit world, integrated with Native American spirituality, are really more of a backdrop for the characters to react to and interact around - but it works quite nicely overall.

That said at least one of the "events" of the novel feels like it is just there to add length and give the unicorns more relevance/"face time". The scene in and of itself works but doesn't feel well integrated with the rest of the story. Some of the interactions between characters also feel clunky. In some sense the fact that the novel is set in the 1980s (as well as having been written then) allows some forgiveness of this shortcoming, since is is primarily the interactions around sexual orientation and HIV/AIDS that feel somewhat awkward, contrived, or at least difficult to relate to when reading several decades later. That said, these issues have not gone away (and neither have the issues addressed around gender and race), so the novel remains relevant, and in any case gives an interesting perspective into how the topics were viewed and discussed in the 1980s.
I first read Unicorn Mountain when it was fairly new, a couple of decades ago, and I've recently purchased it for my Kindle. When I first read it, I was moved and delighted by it, and I have the same reaction now.

The varied ingredients Bishop brings together aren't obvious bedfellows: AIDS/HIV, unicorns and Native Americans along with a dose of mortality, spirituality and dysfunctional family dynamics. Somehow the author brings these disparate threads together in a book that's resonant and beautiful, even though it's not as timely and contemporary as it was twenty years ago.

There are three main characters, Bo, Libby and Sam, but there is also a host of minor characters, each one skilfully drawn, each one feeling like a real person with real lives outside the pages of the novel. The landscapes and situations are similarly well flshed out, and alongside all this 3D characterisation Bishop is not afraid to use beautiful turns of phrase and much more interesting, esoteric vocabulary than most writers will use these days.

I don't want to risk spoilers by saying too much - suffice to say this is a wonderful book which I would recommend to anyone.

On top of this, it's one of the best Kindle conversions I've come across. I've not noticed any typos, the table of contents is spot on, there are no irritating broken words that shouldn't be broken, no weird line breaks, etc - in short, I haven't noticed any of the flaws which sometimes detract from otherwise wonderful books.

Overall: Fantastic book, buy it, read it, enjoy it, recommend it to your friends.
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