"The Riders of High Rock" was written in 1951, and although I did not enjoy it in the same respect as his later work, I did enjoy it. I had to smile w..Show More »hen he used phrases like, 'on TIP-TOE Hoppy went behind the building' etc.. I would not recommend his earlier work to a "first time" reader of Louis L'Amour's work, but I found it interesting to see how his writing progressed. Even by the time he wrote Hondo in 1953, his writing had greatly improved-- "Hondo" (1953) and "Flint" (1960) are voted places in the 25 best Western Novels of all time. I love his books, especially the ones he wrote about the SACKETTS, beginning in 1965...By that time he had become known as "the greatest story-teller of all time" and "King of Westerns", etc.
I have not read any L'Amour book that I did not like, although some more than others.
The whole series of books that are available that Louis L'Amour wrote with the character Hopalong Cassidy are very good and well written. I highly rec..Show More »ommend listening to the series as they all are well written and well done on audible.
For any friends who love westerns, this is another quality job by L'amour. His style is still somewhat different, since it is a continuation of anoth..Show More »er's 'Hopalong' series, but still a great read.