Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

Popular perception is that Westerns are out of style for readers. Despite this, Western influences have been appearing in young adult books in recent years. There have been westerns with steampunk elements, those set in dystopian worlds, and even one with zombies. However, Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman includes no extras - only the classic... Continue Reading →

Cowboys and Aliens

I was really excited to see the recent movie "Cowboys & Aliens."  Starring Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford, I knew that whatever else it may be, it was going to be entertaining.  And in that regard, it totally lived up to my expectations; the movie starts out as a Western and then aliens attack.  It... Continue Reading →

Louis L’Amour

Ok, I’m not much into westerns.  Don’t get me wrong, every single Clint Eastwood western rocks (especially Hang ‘em High and Unforgiven, even Two Mules for Sister Sara) but book wise, I’ve never been interested……until I actually picked up a Louis L’Amour novel and basically read it straight through.  A few years ago when my... Continue Reading →

The Gunslinger

The Gunslinger by Stephen King is hands down, my favourite book of all time. The first sentence of the novel hooked me right away “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed”. That line has always been remembered fondly. The Gunslinger begins Stephen King’s magnum opus The Dark Tower. King begins... Continue Reading →

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