The Lonesome Gods is Louis L'Amour's biggest and most important historical novel to date, a sweeping adventure of the California frontier. Here is the fascinating story of Johannes Verne, a young man left to die by his vengeful grandfather, rescued by outlaws and raised in part by the Indians of the desert. Strengthened by the love of two women—Miss Nesselrode, whose mysterious past fires her ambitions for the future and Meghan, a willful young beauty—Verne grows to become a rugged adventurer, a man strong enough to embrace the awesome power of the Palm Springs desert, and bold enough to stake a claim in the bustling world of opportunity that was early-day Los Angeles.
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"Riveting reading." (The New Yorker)
"This is L'Amour's finest book." (California Magazine)
simply spellbinding the story was captivating from beginning to end, I will have to pick up another Louis L'Amour story immediately I already miss the characters in this one
Apostolic Christian. Love History.
As someone who has read only a couple Louis L'amour books, I found this book immensely enjoyable. Not just a shoot 'em up and leave 'em for dead type books, but a story woven with mystery and questions of life and death. I found the book to be deeply philosophical as well and through it saw that L'amour's love of knowledge and books. Beside that, definitely a thrilling page turner with its fair amount of shooting!
This book kept my interest immediately and I never wanted it to end, in fact, I slowed down near the end hoping it would last longer. David is s suburb narrator as well.
Wonderful, well-developed characters. Rich with accurate historical details. This is why he was one of the greatest American writers!
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