The Last of the Plainsmen
This book, however, deals in real events, or at least events that the author has claimed to have lived through. There is a depth of feeling and honesty in Grey's own recollections of his trips through the Grand Canyon that do not fit into ...more
I have to admit that even though Zane Grey is such a famous author, his writing doesn't seem that great to me. It is very simple, lacks a bit of depth, it is repetitive sometimes and he could've bothered more with some descriptions. That being said, I can fully understand why his books fascinate so many people. It is quite clear that his love for the Wild West is genuine and it can draw in similar-minded people. Even though the era is long gone. Or maybe because of it.
Still, this doesn't mean I...more
Out on the trail though, he also hunted out some of the bona fide articles themselves, including the most celebrated of all the plainsmen, Buffalo Jones, the great hunter-turned conservationist. This book is a novelized account of that meeting.
He’s had enough of killing and he likes to take animals out of the wild and raise them as pets. He has a ranch in Arizona, relatively c ...more
First, the writing style is distracting -- it sounds "spaghetti western"-ish, replete with Native Americans talking cartoon Indian talk (you know it: "How, Pale Face. Me huntum big buffalo."). Maybe this is because Zane Grey's ...more