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The Power of the Dog by Thomas Savage
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Jan 20, 2008

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Recommended for: people who like dramas, character studies and the Old West
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This is a subtle book about mayhem. I found it particularly intriguing as a western saga set about 200 miles outside of Salt Lake City in 1925. Certainly this is an interesting time post WWI and pre-depression as the country is regaining its balance and finding its way in the industrial age. But all that is merely backdrop for this story that evolves around the odd characters in a family of prosperous ranchers. Although there are cowboys and Indians, this is no Western in the traditional sense. The action here is largely in the minds and behavior of the main characters who interact - or fail to - as this drama unfolds.
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