Dead Ringer: A Western Trio
In the first in this trio of Western stories by Louis L'Amour-"Black Rock"-Jim Gatlin, a Texas trail driver, arrives in the town of Tucker where he finds himself quickly drawn into the middle of an all-out battle for the XY Ranch when, due to a case of mistaken identity, he kills the segundo of Wing Cary's Flying C Ranch. Gatlin is a dead-ringer for Jim Walker, who, like C...more
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I read this book for a family reading challenge. My dad loved (and maybe loves) Louis L'Amour books, so we added it as a category. I read a few when I was a kid, so there's a smaller soft spot in my heart, too.
I don't have much to say about the story. Louis L'Amour writes westerns (and a couple of other things). They're set in ranching/cattle range/mining/recently stolen land. They involve cowboys and gunslingers and usua ...more
The first two stories were pretty good but the third, longer one was boring and had no tension. Multiple shallow and undeveloped characters made the story drag along too slowly.
Gamble of the KT – Shandy Gamble was ...more
L'Amour's books, primarily Western fiction, remain enormously popular, and most have gone through multiple printings. At the time of his death all 101 of his works were in print (86 novels, 14 short-story collections and one full-length work of nonfiction) and he was considered "one of the world ...more