Saturday, October 4, 2014

Seven top works of Western fiction

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Monique Alice tagged seven top works of Western fiction, including:
The Hot Kid, by Elmore Leonard

Happily, nothing’s more fun than reading Elmore Leonard. He introduces us to Carlos “Carl” Webster, a U.S. Marshall sworn to rid 1920s Oklahoma of such scum as “Babyface” Nelson and the notorious John Dillinger. Leonard is at his best with this work, giving us line after line of quick-witted dialogue delivered by a host of, shall we say, idiosyncratic characters. The word this novel conjures up is that defining hallmark of the West itself: wild.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue