Brokeback Mountain – 4

Yes, yes, I know, enough already. Ashton got me the book as a stocking stuffer for Christmas. Since I’m heading home to Ohio today, we opened our gifts on Monday.
I finished the book – really a short story – by Annie Proulx.
I must give credit to the screenplay writers for their expansion of the story. They did a wonderful job. The book is a little more graphic and the realities of limited education, a hard life, and aging are more realistic in the book. The book is just as heart wrenching, and the use of the written page rather than visual images become more poetic in many places. The screenplay is faithful, sometimes to the very words, to the book.