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The American Old West

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Margaret
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Interest in HF: I can't answer this in 100 characters. Sorry.
Favorite HF book: Checkmate, the final novel in the Lymond series
Preferred HF: Literary novels. Late medieval and Renaissance.
Location: Catskill, New York, USA
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The American Old West

Postby Margaret » Mon June 6th, 2011, 6:28 am

Can't believe we didn't have a thread on the Old West! I guess Divia's "Westerns for Women" thread amounts to 50% of a thread, though. :)

I've just posted a review of Robert B. Parker's Appaloosa that Annis wrote for my website. It's the first in his "Cole and Hitch" series. A shame he is gone now, but at least he left a lot of books behind!
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Misfit
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Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Mon June 6th, 2011, 12:02 pm

My favorites (so far) are The Searchers by Lemay and The Virginian by Wister. I was surprised how short the Lemay book was, I was expecting something huge to go with that story, but he was able to pack a whole lot into those 200 or so pages. The Virginian is very different from the TV series, some very funny moments along with the action and oh that romance. He's got a very dense style of writing, like Hawthorne and you really have to pay attention or you'll end up back tracking.
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