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West of Dodge: Stories

3.67 of 5 stars 3.67  ·  rating details  ·  355 ratings  ·  15 reviews

A young cowpuncher stakes a claim that can only be sealed with fists and a .44 Colt. . . . A gunfighter, tired of violence, finds himself pushed down a trail of bloody revenge. . . . From purple sage to gambler’s gold, from a señorita’s tempting smile to a splash of blood in the dust, here are stories with a distinctive L’Amour twist. A quie...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published March 31st 1997 by Bantam (first published May 1st 1996)
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This is a collection of short stories that Beau L'Amour discovered after his father's death. He surmised that they were written early in Louis' writing career and never published. This edition has an introduction by Beau telling of his discoveries searching his father's papers. Louis was a very interesting man. His life was much like Jack London's but perhaps ever more adventurous. I've read very little of L'Amour's work and I suspect that is a serious oversight. He will now be on my to read lis...more
Ryan Mishap
My dad loves all his books and I read over a hundred while staving off the night terrors when growing up.

It is a strange fact about the old west, Indians, and the genocidal take over of the land now called the United States that fiction writing about them is often taken for truth (see Ward Churchill's Fantasies of the Master Race). The back of almost every L'amour novel lauds his knowledge of "how it really was" and the fact that he could've been one of the tough, honorable, lonely fighting men...more
The Lonesome Gods was the first Louis L'Amour book I read. I was still in grade school at the time, maybe sixth or seventh grade, and my grandmother loaned it to me. The book opened an exciting new world, the world of gunfighters and cowboys, cattle drives and boom towns, dazzling senoritas and cattle barons.

The world of Louis L'Amour.

Since then, I've read just about every book he wrote. My favorite books were about the Sacketts, such as The Daybreakers and Lonely on the Mountain. L'Amour died o...more
Always thought L.L. was rather like drugstore romances... cheap and not worth reading, but here I am on the road and it's been iPhone of only a few English language books so, with such limited choices... I was happily surprised and enjoyed it!
This is a collection of short stories published well after L'Amour's death. Most are fairly slight but they are good stories and have good hearts to them. I enjoyed this quite a lot.
i loved this collection of short stories, these are some of my favorites so far, i liked "home is the hunter" and "marshal of canyon gap" the best but they were all good.
I'm not much of a western fan, but these stories were enjoyable, and all quite different.
I enjoyed several of the stories in this volume, and none of them were bad.
RS Fuster
I'm never disappointed with anything L'Amore has written.
Another plane ride, another Louis L'Amour book.
Absolutly wonderful.
Sandra Munger
Just like the author
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Louis L'Amour was an American author. L'Amour's books, primarily Western fiction, remain enormously popular, and most have gone through multiple printings. At the time of his death all 101 of his works were in print (86 novels, 14 short-story collections and one full-length work of nonfiction) and he was considered "one of the world's most popular writers".
More about Louis L'Amour...
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