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The Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark
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Mar 16, 12

This is the thinking man's western. I think if you've read it you will understand when I say that everything John Wayne taught you is wrong.

This was tense both in action and psychologically or perhaps philosophically. What is just and how do you enact justice? How do you negotiate within the parameters of justice in a lawless land? How does one perform under fear? How do you separate the weed from the chaff?

A really fine book. Great for discussion. Great storytelling. Beautifully written.

Classic. A personal fav.

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