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The Golems of Laramie County

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Golems in the Old West? Home is a place called Peaceful Valley, Wyoming… and love is a place called home. …And Horace Bixby is a long way from home – or at the very least he’s a long time from home. According to Horace, Golems and magic were just realities in Peaceful Valley in the 1800’s until the day everything went all wrong.
Paperback, 162 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Yard Dog Press
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Tracy
Jan 23, 2010 Tracy rated it really liked it
The Golems of Laramie County is a fictional story. It’s important that you remember that, because Ken Rand blurs the lines between fact and fiction as deftly as he blurs the lines between our world and Peaceful Valley, a place where wooden, robot-like golems tend sheep while passenger dirigibles float by overhead.
The Golems of Laramie County starts with Rand – the late author and erstwhile narrator of the story – interviewing a man at local hospital who is celebrating his 142nd birthday. Not eve
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Bryan Schmidt
Jun 02, 2010 Bryan Schmidt rated it liked it
Ken Rand is a funny guy. Even his nonfiction sparkles with humor. So I bought this book expecting to be thoroughly entertained by his humor. Unfortunately, I found this book more strange than funny. It did have some humorous moments, like the conversation where the men discuss languages the Golem might speak. "Maybe he speaks Spanish." Another man suggests Russian. "I speak some Mexican." The idea that Mexican and Spanish are distinct made me laugh, because you do hear people who think that in ...more
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