Louis L’Amour

I was at thrift store yesterday where I bought a 25 cent copy of Louis L'Amour's The Ferguson Rifle, a story about a guy on horseback moving out west from Boston after his wife and son burned in a fire. I imagine that's what most of them are about in one way or another, but it's a damn good read on the subway. Guns, prairie grass, "injuns", cowboy coffee, camping under the stars and fearing for you life every second you're awake and asleep. Frightening. Y'all read Louis L'Amour books?

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6 Responses to Louis L’Amour

  1. CJ October 20, 2009 at 8:28 am #

    Yeah, I just read the ‘Quick and The Dead’ on vacation…guy protects a city family trying to make a go of it on their way to Colorado. It’s great.

  2. Kris October 20, 2009 at 11:25 am #

    Yup, I remember by junior high english teacher telling us about an upcoming book report. She looked at me and said, “No Louis L’Amour books.”

  3. hav October 20, 2009 at 5:34 pm #

    now i don’t feel quite so bad for watching bonanza marathons on tvland… actually, i never really felt bad for that, it’s a fabulous show.

  4. Kate October 21, 2009 at 1:35 am #

    Yeh! I love his books, they are so absorbing, great way of writing. I recentley read ‘Riders of the High Rock’. It was amazing. Good holiday/ on the way to work read!

  5. mj October 23, 2009 at 4:27 am #

    My grandfather is a huge fan, he had a copy of ‘the haunted mesa’, L’Amour’s only science fiction novel, and I think possibly the last book he ever wrote.. i was about 12 or 13 and i absolutely loved it. thanks for jogging my memory

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