Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Two New Book Reports
This is the tale of two gun-men. But they aren't like your average gun-men, they have high morals and integrity. Hitch went to West Point and is quite well read. Virgil was a lawman at one time.
Hitch takes a job in the new town of Resolution working for Amos Wolfson as a lookout at the Blackfoot Saloon. Wolfson owns the store, the hotel, pretty much most of the town. Eamon O'Malley owns the coppermine and a saloon across the street. Stark owns the lumber mill. Wolfson wants it all. The local ranchers owe their souls to his 'company' store and he is taking their land in payment for their debts. O'Malley brings in 2 gunmen of his own as he wants the whole town for himself too. There is no law and order in this town yet. As tensions build Virgil Cole, Hitches friend, arrives and stays to help Hitch. As Wolfson gets greedier and greedier he asks the men to do things they don't believe are right. So we have the feud between O'Malley and Wolfson, and Wolfson and the ranchers. Oh and some Shoshoni Indians have escaped from the reservation! Lots of action in this western! I did enjoy it although it did have a lot of swearing which I don't really like but my library doesn't have a really good selection of audio books so what's a girl to do?
The second book I finished is a cosy comfy read...
Check out Katrina's review of it Here
and Here is another great review I came across of it the other day.
If you have yet to read an O. Douglas you really should! There are several free in digital form available online. Penny Plain is a wonderful one to start with!