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.
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.
Absolutely. Mumford is an outstanding writer. Such romance in his descriptions - he paints a picture of the old west that comes straight from person..Show More »al experience. The poetry of his language is almost impossible to match these days.
Besides that - his characters are so rich. Picture the group in Young Guns (Estevez, Sutherland, Phillips, Sheen, etc.) but more gritty and bad-*ss; while at the same time hilarious with their brotherly digs and unwavering commitment to each other.
If you listen to a lot of westerns, and I have a lot, then you will be disappointed by this book. Clarence Mulford's writing style is awkward. I beli..Show More »eve that he tries to impress you with his vocabulary, but it does not fit with the genre. If he uses the word 'cogitate' one more time I thought I would turn the book off! Westerns are supposed to be simple with simple people. He uses the vocabulary of a college professor for man like Hopalong. It did not fit at all...I was really disappointed.