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  • Favorite western novel? For those cold cabin nights.

    Favorite western novel? For those cold cabin nights.

  • #2
    Mine is "30000 on the hoof" by Zane grey.
    "Empire of the sun and moon" runs a close second.

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    • #3
      Anything by Louis L'Amour.

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      • #4
        I have always thought Lonesome Dove was a good read.

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        • #5
          "Dark Shadow," by Roy F. Chandler.

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          • #6
            An thing by Larry McMurtry. (I think I spelled that right) or Louis L’Amour.

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            • #7
              I'm going to follow suit with Louis L'Amour. Everything he wrote was a good read.

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              • #8
                As far as Western novels go I'd have to say Lonesome Dove is the best. But as far as novels go in general, you just can't beat War and Peace. Not only are the fiction parts great, but it is also extremely historicly accurate.

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                • #9
                  I like Zane Grey..Riders of the Purple Sage. and Dark Shadow by Roy Chandler.

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                  • #10
                    My favorite western novel was “Shane” written by Jack Schaefer.
                    Shane was also a movie.
                    Great Book and Great Movie!

                    www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shane-jack-schaefer/1001613783?ean=9780553271102

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                    • #11
                      I'll take L'Amour anytime!
                      Good guy gets in trouble.
                      Bad guy had the girl/money/land.
                      Good guy outsmarts bad guy.
                      Bad guy gets mad, comes after good guy.
                      Good guy whips/kills bad guy.
                      Good guy gets girl/money/land!
                      Story over!
                      Z. Grey?
                      WAY to "wordy" for me!
                      Entertain me with a book?
                      I'll take Capstick, Grizzard or Gene Hill anyday!
                      They aren't "Horse S?|t and Gunsmoke", but they're good reads!

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                      • #12
                        "Mountain Man," by Vardis Fisher -- the Jeremiah Johnson story. Largely different from the movie: lots more about the crazy woman, a lot more mountain man vs. Indian warfare, and absolutely zero political correctness. Also some great descriptions of wild-game feasts.

                        That, and "The Sackett Brand," by LL. Or "Radigan." Or "Shalako." Or "Jubal Sackett." Or ....

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                        • #13
                          "Mountain Man," by Vardis Fisher -- the Jeremiah Johnson story. Largely different from the movie: lots more about the crazy woman, a lot more mountain man vs. Indian warfare, and absolutely zero political correctness. Also some great descriptions of wild-game feasts.

                          And Louis L'Amour's "The Daybreakers."

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                          • #14
                            The Trail of the Spanish Bit series by Don Coldsmith. If read in order,they make a great story told over several generations.

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                            • #15
                              I believe I own every L'Amour in the cheap little paper backs. Some are good reads while the others are Great. I go back and pick through 8-10 of them a year, and even though I know the story they're still fun to read.

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