HomeGroupsTalkZeitgeist
Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Black Stallion Revolts by Walter Farley
Loading...

The Black Stallion Revolts (1953)

by Walter Farley

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingMentions
462422,468 (3.61)5
None

None.

Loading...

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

» See also 5 mentions

Showing 4 of 4
Adventure stories are just that: adventure. They are stories that take you out into the jungle, deep into the desert, or out into the wild unknown. Adventure stories aren't based on reality, they are designed to pick you up onto their shoulders and race off with you into uncharted territory, make you feel the wind in your hair and the excitement in your heart, all without making you leave your chair. This is what Farley does so well. You pick up a book about the Black Stallion because you want to know what kind of trouble he and Alec are going to get out of this time or you want to live through another race of the century from a time when racing was the sport of the century. It doesn't matter that everything works out perfectly in the end, that's the beauty of the era the books came from. And in all honesty, does anyone ever feel this good about picking the one that came in second place? I think not. ( )
  mirrani | May 4, 2014 |
One of the weaker entries in the canon. In this ninth book in the series, Farley hits cliche after cliche, starting with plane crash, moving through amnesia, heartless truckers, good-hearted rich guys who gave it all up, clueless cattle ranchers. Not that I didn't read every word- breathless plotting was one of Farley's gifts, and the ability to make one care despite the ludicrous situation. And nobody, but nobody, can write a race scene like him. ( )
  satyridae | Apr 5, 2013 |
A fun setting for the Black Stallion, and a good solution to get the Black racing again, although one must employ a willing suspension of disbelief.
  mebrock | Aug 21, 2008 |
I remember wandering downstairs after I finished it, just sick with crying and not able to explain why. ( )
  picardyrose | Aug 4, 2007 |
Showing 4 of 4
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
People/Characters
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
Epigraph
Dedication
For Alice Patricia
First words
The gray gelding, Napoleon, was built from the ground up and butter fat.
Quotations
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Blurbers
Publisher series
Information from the Dutch Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to the English one.
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English

None

Book description
    THE BLACK STALLION GOES WILD!

When the Black Stallion savagely attacked another horse, Alec Ramsay realized what was wrong. Never fully tamed, the Black desperately needed more freedom and space than Alec's small farm could provide. So Alec and his horse headed out west to a huge ranch. But a terrible accident soon wrenched the two apart - leaving the Black free to claim the wild life he was born to!
    ----------------------------------

The Black Stallion suddenly broke out of his paddock, hurled forth a screaming challenge and attacked Satan, in an adjoining paddock.
Henry Dailey, the trainer, told Alec Ramsay "The Black's attack on Satan was the premeditated scheme of a murderer. Get smart, Alec, before he kills us all!"
Alec realized that the once wild stallion was restless from months of routine, so he took him on a plane bound for the West. there he would have acres and acres to roam. Little did Alec know that they were never to reach their destination, and that they would go separate ways before finding each other again...

But would Alec survive that meeting with a wild herd stallion?
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0394836138, Paperback)

After the Black attacks another horse, Alec realizes that the once-wild horse needs more space and freedom, so they head out west to a huge ranch. But a terrible accident separates the two, leaving Alec with amnesia and the Black alone to reclaim the wild life to which he was born. As the Black struggles to survive, and as Alec struggles to remember who he is and his connection to the magnificent stallion in the canyon, a gripping adventure story unfolds.

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:54:38 -0400)

(see all 5 descriptions)

After the Black attacks another horse, Alec realizes that the once-wild horse needs more space and freedom, so they head out west to a huge ranch. But a terrible accident separates the two, leaving Alec with amnesia and the Black alone to reclaim the wild life to which he was born. As the Black struggles to survive, and as Alec struggles to remember who he is and his connection to the magnificent stallion in the canyon, a gripping adventure story unfolds.… (more)

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
33 avail.
6 wanted
1 pay

Popular covers

Rating

Average: (3.61)
0.5
1 1
1.5
2 6
2.5
3 24
3.5
4 27
4.5
5 12

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.

 

Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 91,605,525 books! | Top bar: Always visible