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Black Rock Canon
This novel is the basis for the 1954 film "Black Horse Canyon" with Joel McCrea, one of the legendary stars of American Westerns. Del Rockwall becomes entranced by a wild blue roan up in the wilds of Montana, but what price will he have to pay to tame the breathtaking stallion?
Paperback, 198 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Leisure Books
(first published August 1st 2006)
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Feb 01, 2010 Sarah Maddaford rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This isn’t quite like the Westerns described by the module or the book. The hero isn’t a lone wolf drifting from town to town. Rockwall has Tie as his partner from the beginning and is looking for enough capital to buy his own land for his business. The story does focus quite a bit on the land, but it isn’t nearly as deadly in most instances as it could be. The weapons are correct for the period as far as I know, but they aren’t highly described. There isn’t a clear fight between good and evil o ...more
Aug 08, 2010 Doris rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Folks who love westerns or stories of the old west (USA)
Recommended to Doris by: no one
This is a simple story about human passion and obsession, where a magnificent blue appaloosa mustang (nick-named "Blue Boy") is the focus of the creation and breaking down of relationships. This story speaks to greed that drives human relationships and to how the truth of a person to themselves can be what saves them from such greed and lust. This story takes place in magnificent Montana in the mountains and the landscapes are described with knowledge and researched accurateness. I tried to imag ...more
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