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Pops is catching up with another book I read several years ago more than five, in fact, which explains why I was so rusty in reconsidering this story. Your review covered the high points well. So what did I especially like? But I read it now simply as one of those early good ideas an author grabs later and develops into a full story.
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The book celebrates wide-open spaces and freedom through consistent comparison to an adjacent reality: the hustle and bustle of the city. As the novel continues, we experience the challenges and constraints that Abbey connects with modernity, which Abbey deems unfortunate but unavoidable. In The Brave Cowboy , Abbey champions a natural environment in which one can reflect without distraction, one of the common themes in the book as he laments a growing dependence on mechanical elements.
Many casual fans of Abbey might consider George Washington Hayduke as the author's favorite character, but it was John W. Burns is introduced in The Brave Cowboy. He is also a major character in Abbey's science fiction novel, Good News. The Brave Cowboy also contains elements of future books, though the relationship between them is unclear.