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Year of the Horse by Justin Allen
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Feb 17, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: 0-gifted, asian, hero-warrior, historical, teamwork, paranormal, 0-signed, did-not-finish
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I now kind of know why I don't like Westerns. Too white, too slow, too macho.
The author did TRY to bring up some racial issues, though they were handled pretty vaguely, in the way that they're mentioned, but in the end it's "just the way life was". Motive and character growth were rather stunted and unclear for most of the book/characters - some things were forgiven too easily, the main character was too follow-the-leader, the mysterious/dramatic hero just ended up really annoying.
I did like some very very minor characters, like the guy with the lion and the tribe with the facially-disfigured girl. Everyone else just mattered so little to me I couldn't go on anymore after the more interesting characters left.

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