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S The feud between American six shooter and Russian saber is embodied in two men Shad the leader of the Montana cowboys and Rostov the Cossack commander Nature and man are enemies that will force them to work together and a ruthless Tartar army that stands between them and their destination The code In 1880 fifteen Montana Cowboys are commissioned to take five hundred Texas longhorns across a thousand miles of Siberia They are escorted by the same number of Russian Cossacks When these rough Americans meet Russian warriors the clash of cultures inevitably follows but the universal language here is cowboy one of courage loyalty steadfastness and loveTold with humor and pathos I cannot tell you how many times I laughed out loud then wept uncontrollablyCowboys are naturally laconic Well move over Cormac McCarthy Louis Lamour et al Clair Huffaker s prose is clear cogent spiky and sparse There is not one wasted word in this novel Our narrator is charming and for once reliable All the characters are rich vibrant and authentic They stayed with me each time I put the book down which was not often and when I finished I felt a deep sense of lossInspiring philosophical heartwarming and just plain enjoyable

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The Cowboy and the Cossack

Fifteen Montana cowboys sail into Vladivostok with a herd of five hundred longhorns ready to cross a thousand miles of Siberian wilderness When a band of Cossacks Russia’s elite horsemen and warriors shows up to escort these rough and ready Americans to their destination the clash of cultures begin This is a cracker of a story It ticked all of the boxes that I look for when choosing a western themed story It s got just about everything great dialogue wonderful characters humour mateship and some wonderful action scenes It is the developing relationship between the different cultures forged in the face of adversity that drives this marvelous historical western Time and money well spent

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Of the cowboy West and the credo of the Cossack East seem to be two different measures of a man but honor and courage are the same in any language when a common enemy must be faced Lonesome Dove meets Dr Zhivago in this rousing tale of West meets East in the days of the Russian Tsars and the Wild Wes Being unfamiliar with Western novels my knowledge of the code of the cowboy the credo has come from cinema If there was one steadfast pillar of the credo which I learned from John Ford s My Darling Clementine and The Searchers from Sergio Leone s Once Upon a Time in the West and Don Siegel s The Shootist it was the iron commitment of the cowboy s wordThe word of the cowboy was not too different from that of the soldier the samurai or the alpha animal of a pack and it was a commitment sealed in blood to be fulfilled by either completion or by death The cowboy never turned their back on their word and always always placed the objective ahead of their personal wantWe get a complete study of credo from Claire Huffaker s western masterpiece The Cowboy and the Cossack The novel starts with the arrival of a cargo ship on the shores of 19th century Russia a country being suffocated and trampled underneath the


10 thoughts on “The Cowboy and the Cossack

  1. says:

    This is a cracker of a story It ticked all of the boxes that I look for when choosing a western themed story It's got just about everything great dialogue wonderful characters humour mateship and some wonderful action scenes It is the developing relationship between the different cultures forged in the face of adversity that drives this marvelous historical western Time and money well spent

  2. says:

    Frankly I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this read This was my first foray into the western genre and while it encompassed many of the traits one would expect from the genre such as cowboys and the herd it was truly unusual and

  3. says:

    A very uniue Western with uniue setting and premise cattle driving across 1880s Russia that should be turned into a film were the genr

  4. says:

    The opening chapters of The Cowboy and the Cossack promise a look into the effects of cross cultural immersion A small group of cowb

  5. says:

    In 1880 fifteen Montana Cowboys are commissioned to take five hundred Texas longhorns across a thousand miles of Siberia They are escorted by the same number of Russian Cossacks When these rough Americans meet Russian warriors the clash of cultures inevitably follows but the universal language here is cowboy one of courage loyalty steadfastness and loveTold with humor and pathos I cannot tell you how many times I laughed out loud

  6. says:

    What a wonderful book I heard about it from FictionL an online group and was encouraged to read it It's as much than just a western as The Sparrow is than just science fiction First of all the setting Russia in the 1880s with cossac

  7. says:

    Being unfamiliar with Western novels my knowledge of the code of the cowboy the credo has come from cinema If there was one steadfast pillar of the credo which I learned from John Ford's My Darling Clementine and The Searchers from Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West and Don Siegel's The Shootist it was the iron commitment of the cowboy's wordThe word of the cowboy was not too different from that of the soldier the samu

  8. says:

    Weirdly enough it wasn't until I finished this novel that I discovered it was originally published in 1976 and was rediscovered by this woman Nancy Pearl who has put together a series of novels she thinks are worthy of bringing back to life

  9. says:

    The premise sounded really fun no matter how improbable The execution however leaves much to be desired Too many details about things that make no difference to the story lots of repetition and characters that just don't r

  10. says:

    This story has enough cliches to be a true Western all the Cowboys have their bona fide Cowboy namesieSlim Chacko etc but the setting is what makes this story uniue It takes place in Russia A very nice read Recommended

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