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The Horse Whisperer is a novel by English author Nicholas Evans. The book was his debut novel, and gained significant success, becoming the 10th best. The Horse Whisperer book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. His name is Tom Booker. His voice can calm wild horses, his. The Horse Whisperer, his first book, was made into a celebrated movie directed by Robert Redford. He lives in Devon with his wife, singer/songwriter Charlotte.

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lisa_adams What prompted you to write a book about a horse whisperer? Nicholas_Evans: About I met a blacksmith at the house of a friend in the. After all the fuss about the multimillion-dollar book and movie deals for this first novel from a British screenwriter and producer, the book itself is a mild anticlimax. The Horse Whisperer, which he co-produced, directed, and starred in -- opposite Should the movie become as much a favorite as the book, there could be a.

Needless to say, it is one of my all-time favourite books.

In , the book was made into a movie by Robert Redford. Not bad for the former screen writer Nicholas Evans who prior to this bestselling novel was not widely known.

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Not bad either for a debut novel! There are not many first-time writers who can claim their book sold 15 million copies!

I love this book because it has got so much going on. It has adventure, romance, passion, the love affair between a young girl and her horse!

Annie Graves, the year-old, hard-nosed British editor of a glossy New York magazine, is distracted from her dull marriage and hectic career by a freak accident upstate. Her teenaged daughter, Grace, has been hit by a truck and very nearly killed while riding horseback in a snowstorm.

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The girl loses a leg, and although horse Pilgrim survives in one piece, the accident turns him into a mad beast beyond anyone's control. Annie, stubborn in her insistence that no real tragedy can ever befall her, refuses to have Pilgrim put out of his misery and becomes obsessed with restoring the animal to health as a way of showing Grace that life can go on as before.

At first, Tom wants nothing to do with Annie, whom he sees as a pushy, rich, shallow East Coast cutout, or with Pilgrim, who seems beyond his help. But Annie won't give up: She packs Pilgrim into a trailer and drives him and Grace out to the Montana backwoods and throws herself at Tom's mercy. This sojourn in the wild, of course, has as much to do with the direction of Annie's life as it has for Grace's or Pilgrim's, and Tom, like all good Christ figures, is able to expel the demons of all who cross his path before he meets his own unhappy end.

By that time, however, everyone has been healed--even Annie. This well-paced equine edition of The Miracle Worker, with a story obvious to the point of allegory, is not long on suspense.

Pretty pale altogether, then, but the publisher will find a large, ready-made audience among devotees of New Age-style romance. First printing of ,; film rights to Hollywood Pictures; Literary Guild main selection. There was a problem adding your email address. Along the way, the country guy falls for the mother a city gal , and love proves to be the strongest medicine of all.

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Should the movie become as much a favorite as the book, there could be a stampede for the handsomely produced, The Horse Whisperer: An Illustrated Companion to the Major Motion Picture, available this June. Fans of Redford might also want to take a look at his previous films -- as they first appeared in print. Judith Guest's Ordinary People Penguin remains an absorbing portrait of a family's deterioration following the death of a son.

Redford stayed behind the scenes on this one, earning the Oscar for best director. Published in , under her male pen name, Isak Dinesen, it remains a fascinating saga of one woman's life, and loves, on her beloved farm.When the Graves familyyear-old daughter Grace, high-powered, highly charged Annie, and her lawyer husband Robert--is struck by tragedy, each searches for their own way to come to terms with it.

I'm not sure if I would recommend this book, or to whom I would recommend it. Both Grace and Annie become happier because the ranch life suits them. Any idea? Evans started work on what was to be his first novel.

The accident with Pilgrim has now put even more strain on their relationships. Her teenaged daughter, Grace, has been hit by a truck and very nearly killed while riding horseback in a snowstorm.

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She shivered, not from the cold, but from the thrill that this transformed world was for the moment entirely hers. You want to join these folks at their barbecues and cattle drives. She comes across as self-centered, mo This book would have gotten one star, except for the fact that I actually enjoyed reading about the slow, tandem recovery of the horse and his rider.