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February 27th, 2015 – Book: ‘The Rivers West’ by Louis L’Amour

by on Feb.27, 2015, under Books

Rivers WestRivers West by Louis L’Amour

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This is the second of three Louis L’Amour books I’m reading in a row. This one is a step up from the first, ‘The Broken Gun’. Still it is muddled with a main character that claims up and down to be a mere ship builder, who then acts as a brilliants detective. The inconsistency of the main character is as bothersome as a weird paranoia amongst the main character and others in the beginning of the book that dissipates as the story pages by.

The plot is lightweight, though the journey is fun. Just wish it was better written. There is way too much effort to play a shell game that really didn’t seem to me worth constructing in the end.

Something pops up in this book that was also in ‘The Broken Gun’: Somebody “vanishes”. Written again as if the book were steeped in mysticism.

Bottom line: I don’t recommend this book. 4 of 10 points.

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