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Streets Of Glory by Garth Ennis
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Jul 17, 11

bookshelves: graphic_novels, eccc2011, 2011
Read on July 17, 2011

** spoiler alert ** A classic-style western with a twist of extra violence and vivid brutality...the West was a savage place in 1899, and Ennis captures that here. This story also captures the way that easterners romanticized the West, and it touches on the inhumane manner with which the US military dealt with "Injuns". I enjoyed this book, and I felt affection for the anti-hero hero that Joe Dunn is. This story is reminiscent of the classic western Shane...lone horseman rides into town, saves townsfolk in a blaze of gunfire, and rides away alone without looking back. Of course as a western there are maudlin moments of disappointment and the omni-present pointlessness of rooting for a way of life that has gone the way of the dinosaurs. Altogether an enjoyable story. It's not a big commitment to read this; don't expect anything mind-blowing, but it is worth the read.
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