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If you would test the soul of a friend, take him into the wilderness and rub elbows with him for five months. Either you will hate each other forever afterwards, or emerge with contempt tinged with a pitying toleration -- or you will be close, unquestioning friends to the end of your days....

Title : Cabin Fever
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ISBN : 9781404363267
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 152 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Cabin Fever Reviews

  • Debbie Zapata
    2019-04-03 20:16

    Bud used to be a cowboy but when we first meet him he is a driver/mechanic and has been married for a year to Marie, one of the passengers he once drove into the mountains. They knew each other for three weeks before they married, and now they have a one-month old baby. Whew!Neither of them were ready for their new life, and having Marie's mother butting in all the time didn't help. So there was a big fight one morning, and Bud stomped off to town. He decided he would teach Marie a lesson, and stayed away until very late that night. But meanwhile Marie decided she would teach Bud a lesson: she packed up and took the baby to her mother's house, in secret hopes (according to Bower) that Bud would go there and apologize. Didn't happen, Bud was too stubborn and got too angry when he saw Marie was gone. They go through a messy divorce, and that is the last we hear of Marie for quite some time. We follow Bud on his adventures into the desert, where he meets up with an old prospector and learns about mining for gold. But there is always a romantic happy ending in Bower's books, right? Will this one be any different? Will Bud ever feel like himself again? And what in the world ever happened to that baby of his? And Marie?This was an entertaining little book. I am intrigued to see the different ways Bower creates for her ex-cowboys to deal with the loss of Cowboy Life. (In the next title on my list, the hero becomes a pilot!) I do miss her earlier works, that were so vibrantly full of ranch life, but she still portrays her people so cunningly that whether they are on a ranch or in a city or up in a mining cabin in the mountains, their experiences are realistic, interesting, and make for comfortable reading.

  • Mitzi
    2019-03-31 19:17

    I've only read one other B.M. Bower novel, which I thought was OK, but didn't "wow" me. I decided to give her another try, and I am SO glad I chose Cabin Fever. It's not a romance, well not really, and the characters are so well written that they just suck you right into their lives, and make you care about them. The twist at the end I didn't see coming, which is always nice.One other thing - B.M. Bower is totally on point with her "turn of phrase" game in this book, which I am a HUGE sucker for. I just love it when I am reading along, and the way a sentence is worded makes me stop and re-read it, just to enjoy how it is written. I'll be reading more of her novels for sure.

  • Maria
    2019-04-16 15:32

    Such a warm story! Well, at first things go wrong, but with the turn of events, it all turns out wonderfully well.The story is much like a fairy tale, I dare argue, with the cabin fever as its villain.I loved the characters which were very human and quite detailed. The writing style also complimented the characters' personalities with common details which often were comical, because they sparked recognition. Also, the passages with Lovin Child and Bud were adorable!There were some less interesting chapters too, in which detailed, but boring information was given about Bud's wandering "adventure". I understand these served the purpose of expressing how lost Bud was at a certain point in his life, but they are boring to read nonetheless... Anyhow, these parts weren't very long, so they didn't put me off reading.I would recommend this story to anyone interested in a rather short, but still interesting and detailed story about the, lets call it midlife crisis of a man from 18th century America.

  • Peggy
    2019-03-28 20:25

    First book I've read by B.M Bower but I'm hooked. I really enjoyed Cabin Fever. Some really interesting twists and good character development.

  • Mary Skoien
    2019-04-10 17:13

    I enjoyed but not necessarily loved this book. The ending was one that I did not see coming. When a writer can pull that off, I respect how well the book was crafted.

  • Andy Smith
    2019-04-05 18:15

    Do not understand how this gets to be packaged as one of 50 masterpieces you have to read before you die. It was pleasant enough but on the twee side to me.

  • Trebor
    2019-04-18 20:09

    Overall a nice little tale about a young couple in 1918 who experienced an unrecognized bout of cabin fever. This caused a prideful split which neither really wanted, but were blinded by this common winter malady. The travels of the young man who took to the road went through some surprising and interesting twists and turns. The surprise ending was a nice touch, by the author. A few times the descriptions of the events unfolding became just a tad too long, but not so as to diminish the tale. Another author totally unknown to me who proved very skillful at her craft. If I could give it another half star I would. I especially liked the information about prospecting for gold. It was both informative and intriguing. I think I would have liked to do that.

  • Hannah
    2019-04-15 21:38

    This was an interesting story about a man who quarrels with his young wife and goes out into the world to try to forget her. He runs across jewel thieves and, after craftily turning them in to the police, throws his lot in with a prospector. He tries his best to ignore all thoughts of his abandoned wife, but the effort leads him into bad habits and an urge to drink. Then, one day, he finds a child who has been stolen by an Indian squaw and takes him in. How will the child's presence change the two hardened men?

  • Joanna
    2019-04-10 20:27

    My sister-in-law, who's book recommendations have always proved fruitful in the past, just lent this 1944 edition to me~~I'll rate it when completed! Ok, it's a delightful read, with a surprising little twist at the end to leave you feeling "happily-ever-after." I'm not a fan, usually, of this period, but still--enjoyed it enough to recommend!

  • C. Coleman
    2019-04-10 23:21

    Different from what I expected. Good western with good character development. The pace was slow and much of it bogged down a bit, but some of that was to develop the character personalities. I would probably have given it three stars until it came together at the end with a totally unexpected conclusion.I'd recommend it.

  • Shaakira Osman
    2019-04-20 18:20

    Lovely story, the characters are so well written not to mention the author has such a wonderful way with words... captured the human condition perfectly.When I first started reading I thought B.M Bower was a man and marveled at how well he knew the mind of a woman. Now that I've just found out he's a she I'm marveling at how well she knows the mind of both!

  • R.L.
    2019-03-30 17:34

    B. M. Bower wrote a lot of books. This one is one of her earliest (1918). It is worth reading if only for the glimpse of life in a certain part of the United States a hundred years ago.

  • Shirley
    2019-03-30 16:28

    Loved the surprise ending. Delightful glimpse into that era.

  • Charlotte
    2019-03-28 15:22

    What a little gem!

  • Nynnie Whale
    2019-04-19 19:15

    Giving this a five just for the freakin' ending. I screamed and John thought I had seen a spider.