What a wonderful preview of the Sackett family and it's progenitor Barnabas as written by L'Amour. I only wish he had done more later to fill in the Sackett generational gaps leading up to the opening of the American West. This was truly one of the finest "reads" I've had in a long time.
The writer gave some useable, laughable tips for regular hotel users, although I can't see how I'll ever use ghetto names for hundred dollar bills, either at home or in my travels. Generally, this is just so much juvenile macho "grooming" by a very young man. Everybody at some point thinks the world will be fascinated by their tales at work. This is no different. Nobody over a certain age wants to read about drinking, drugging and general mayhem in a twenty-something's life as a hotel staffer. I hope the writer's next book appeals to a wider, more mature (by that I mean over 18) audience. Also, the writer read the book, himself, in a not very appealing way. Maybe somebody else could have made this work.
Maybe if he'd approached his subject matter with a bit more maturity and allowed someone else, a professional reader, do the narrative, it might have been more enjoyable
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