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Warlock by Oakley Hall
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Jun 08, 2010

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bookshelves: westerns
Read in June, 2010

Fiction seemingly based on Tombstone story and the Lincoln County war. The characters are all philosophers, and there is an unreal quality. Has atmosphere of 1958 McCarthy allegory, but I can't really find it in there. Has some sentences like: "But we will have him, or you, and rather him; and you [italicized:] will have him for you will not have law and order." Pulitzer prize finalist. Praised as hyperreal, magical, but not, as far as I can find, deconstructionist. Brief review by Thomas Pynchon at What I like about Westerns isn't here.

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