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    Louis L'amour(Author)

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  • PDF | 152 pages
  • Louis L'amour(Author)
  • Bantam Books (1979)
  • English
  • 3
  • Literature & Fiction

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  • By Bill on September 21, 2012

    The short stories are great but I was expecting a novel. Most or all of these were in the collections of short stories.The best of all is "The Gift from Cochise"

  • By al ellefson on April 3, 2000

    Of course, eventually, all of L'amour's great old pulp fiction will see book form and, as a huge Louis fan, I'm glad of it. But if you want to read L'Amour's BEST short fiction, this collection, the first, supervised by the author himself back in '75, is your finest bet!L'Amour was a better writer in his pulp days than he will ever be given credit for. In fact, as a late purveyor of the pulp western's twilight era, I prefer him to Elmore Leonard, H.A. DeRosso, et al. These men were just self-conscious crime writers (with some hipper-than-thou neo-naturalist brightness and talent) who condescended, for a time, to sell westerns. L'Amour, on the other hand, was a believer! -- and BOY, could he knock off a tale!Also worth noting is the story "The Gift of Cochise," expanded by James Edward Grant into the screenplay for John Wayne's movie HONDO. (L'Amour is now believed to have actually novelized this photoplay-- See Weinberg's LOUIS L'AMOUR COMPANION.) I believe the original story is far better than HONDO-- book or movie! L'Amour's original is more logical and realistic, and the love story works better with the dead husband as a good guy toward whom Ches (later Hondo) Lane feels a driving responsiblity. This was one of L'Amour's greatest perfomances.Also, check out the other 'slicks' Louis wrote for COLLIER'S and the SATURDAY EVENING POST-- pure, smart story-telling! (Especially the forgotten 1960 Sackett story "Booty For A Badman.") The ladies will love his excursions into "Ranch Romance" territory-- "One For The Pot" and the title story. There's not a single dud here and the collection would be perfect if it included "Bluff Creek Station" (later collected in THE STRONG SHALL LIVE), my personal choice as L'Amour's greatest short story.So buy it when you can, especially if you have never read Louis L'Amour! This anthology is a perfect introduction to an American legend.Al

  • By Randy Tramp on August 7, 2017

    War Party by Louis L’AmourBud Miles, a boy, buried his father after an Indian attack. He had to be a man because he and his mother traveled by wagon train to California.The excitement of seeing new land, the thrill of meeting strange people and the fear of encountering cruel enemies stirred up different emotions. It’s hard to imagine the pioneers traveling rough terrain, difficult paths and nearly impossible situations. But War Parties gave me a glimpse into that world. I even found myself shedding a tear.This has become one of my favorite L’Amour stories.

  • By al ellefson on April 3, 2000

    Of course, eventually, all of L'amour's great old pulp fiction will see book form and, as a huge Louis fan, I'm glad of it. But if you want to read L'Amour's BEST short fiction, this collection, the first, supervised by the author himself back in '75, is your finest bet!L'Amour was a better writer in his pulp days than he will ever be given credit for. In fact, as a late purveyor of the pulp western's twilight era, I prefer him to Elmore Leonard, H.A. DeRosso, et al. These men were just self-conscious crime writers (with some hipper-than-thou neo-naturalist brightness and talent) who condescended, for a time, to sell westerns. L'Amour, on the other hand, was a believer! -- and BOY, could he knock off a tale!Check out the 'slicks' he wrote for COLLIER'S and the SATURDAY EVENING POST-- pure, smart story-telling! (Especially the forgotten 1960 Sackett story "Booty For A Badman.") The ladies will love his excursions into "Ranch Romance" territory-- "One For The Pot" and the title story. There's not a single dud here and the collection would be perfect if it included "Bluff Creek Station" (later collected in THE STRONG SHALL LIVE), my personal choice as L'Amour's greatest short story.So buy it when you can, especially if you have never read Louis L'Amour! This anthology is a perfect introduction to an American legend.Al

  • By Rob Drummond on April 25, 2014

    If you are looking for Tell Sackett there is only one short story. All of the stories are short and quickly read. They end quick too at times where the story is really about to begin. I found that a little frustrating. The stories have a moral message too for example there is an Irish drunkard that saves a town all alone from raiding Apaches. He was of so low regard that the town folks left him when fleeing the town. Kind of unbelieveable in my opinion.But if you like L'Amour you will enjoy the book. I gave it 4 stars rather than 5 because I was hoping for more stories on Tell Sackett.Rob Drummond

  • By woody on March 4, 2016

    LAmor had good knowledge of the old west with words to describe. Once you start reading you cant put it down until finished. Plan on reading all his novels.

  • By Elaine Burlew on June 28, 2016

    Lamour always tells a great tale. Along with the story, he gives the reader a look at what the land was really like

  • By Allen on October 1, 2014

    Louis L'Amour...how can you say more that would contribute any more to the reputation of this great author's!!


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