The River's End
A racking cough split in upon his thoughts. He sat up on the edge of the cot and at the gasping cry of pain that came with the red stain of blood on his lips Keith went to him and with a strong arm supported his shoulders.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published March 1st 2008 by Echo Library
(first published 1919)
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Yet another chapter in the popular genre of the time where two strangers look enough alike to switch identities. A man is accused of murder and takes off to the Great White North. He's pursed by a RCMP who ends up catching up to him, realizing the suspect is innocent, also realizing they look incredibly alike, and then conveniently dies. The hero takes on the RCMP's identity so he can return to civilization and clear his/suspect's name and find the real criminal.
Dec 28, 2012 Jeff Carpenter rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
This is the second novel that I have read by James Oliver Curwood and I really enjoy his writing. His work is rather difficult to find but I have been able to locate several on Kindle, many are free. Curwood's writing style is very reminiscent of Zane Grey, it was also written in the same time period. If you are a fan of Zane Grey, Louis Lamour, or Tom Gill, you should give a look at Curwood's work, I think you will enjoy it.
Good read! When I was younger I read several of James Oliver Curwood's books. I'd almost forgotten him. I found this one as a free Kindle book and decided to give it a shot. Quite dated, and no longer politically correct of course, but still a basically great read! Bless Amazon, Gutenberg, et al for making all these older classics available.
Born in Owosso, Michigan he left high school without graduating but was able to pass the entrance exams to the University of Michigan where he studied journalism. In 1900, Curwood sold his first story while working for the Detroit News-Tribune. By 1909 he had saved enough money to travel to the Canadian northwest, a trip that provided the inspiration for his wilderness adventure stories. The succe...moreMore about James Oliver Curwood...