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Law of the Desert Born by Louis L'Amour
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Oct 08, 2013

it was amazing

I love myself a good western but never seem to read them much anymore. I absolutely loved this atypical form of the classic western. Based on a short story set in the 1880's, the good guy and the bad guy are hard to differentiate. The story starts off with a crime and the Sheriff and his posse going after the men, but quite soon all is not as it seems as the tale is told backwards and justice turns to vengeance. The ending is certainly a wild west ideal of redemption and it leaves the reader to mull over, or debate with others, just who was betrayed the most and who actually was in the wrong. Incredible black and white art with intricately detailed background and emotional close-ups of facial features especially shown in the eyes. A masterpiece both in story and art that complements the mood. Impressive!
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