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Comstock Lode by Louis L'Amour
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Jan 20, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: n-western, z-2011, c-adult, e-doorstoppers
Read from December 07 to 11, 2011

Another rich, exciting, historical book from L'Amour. Deep story, great characters, creepy bad-guys, strong women, and a good ending. No cow-punching in this one, instead we learn about boom-mining in the 1850s. Good history, including some of the politics of Nevada preparing to become a state and the beginnings of the American Civil War.

This being one of L'Amour's longer books, we get a better picture of how a young 13-year-old becomes a man almost overnight. In many of the other books, we meet characters who are full-grown men but who've been doing "a man's work" since they were 13 or 15 or something. In this book, we see it happen. Well done.

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