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July 5th, 2013 – Book: ‘Showdown at Yellow Butte’ by Louis L’Amour

by on Jul.05, 2013, under Books

Showdown at Yellow ButteShowdown at Yellow Butte by Louis L’Amour

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I noticed this with a few other L’Amour books I’ve read: Within twenty pages the reader finds themselves dumped in a sea of names with little to no background as to who they are. In this case it was worse for a couple names are similar. Worse, as the book goes on, some switch from good to bad and vice versa. Many characters are hardly explained throughout the book except for what side they are. I had trouble keeping track of who was through throughout the book. Here’s further credit I can give for the William Johnstone clan and their westerns that are often peppered with lots of characters as I’ve yet to get so confused.

However, I thought the story was a good one even if I did get lost at times. There’s a good mystery that can keep you guessing until the end and plenty of shootouts. I kinda wish L’Amour had done more with series, because I do like the main character, Kedrick, and wish there was more of him. Especially outside the Western genre as referred to in the book.

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This book makes 30 books read so far this year.

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August 29th, 2009 – Lots of Books!

by on Aug.29, 2009, under Books

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Wow! I hadn’t put up books in a while! So here’s what I’ve taken in since mid-July. I went pretty straight forward fiction during the kidney stone mess. I tried reading non-fiction but had trouble keeping it in my head.

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