|Plot Summary of May There Be A Road|
Bantam, May 2001, 16.95, 288 pp.
In spite of some powerful western novels written during the nineties, Louis L'Amour, who died in 1988, remains the king of the genre. MAY THERE BE A ROAD showcases Mr. L'Amour incredible skill as an author, but not in the genre that has made him a household name. Instead this ten-story collection spans the globe and the genres. From the Himalayas to Alaska to Brazil, etc., the stories take readers on a global tour. From a hard-boiled detective story to a war between Tibetan peasants and Chinese soldiers to a boxer seeking a second chance, etc., the tales encompass literature as a whole. This is my first look at a Mr. L'Amour story outside the west and I found each tale well written, exciting, and keeping with his famous theme of people in conflict trying to overcome the odds. This is an excellent collection that fans of the awe-inspiring writer will want to read as well anyone who enjoys a variety anthology.
This synopsis report prepared by Harriet Klausner
|Chapter Analysis of May There Be A Road|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
How difficult to spot villain?
- Difficult, but some clues given
Time/era of story:
What % of story relates directly
to the mystery, not the subplot?
Kind of investigator
- amateur citizen investigator
Kid or adult book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- search for gems/treasure/money
Murder Mystery (killer unknown)
General Crime (including known murderer)
Accounts of torture and death?
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Amount of dialog
- significantly more descript than dialog
Note: the views expressed here are only those of the reviewer(s).
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