Louis L'Amour Message Board
Val Trevellion posts on 9/10/2013 3:54:56 PM
I just finished my review copy of the NEW Louis L'Amour Graphic Novel called "LAW OF THE DESERT BORN" and I gotta say it is amazing!! A re-imagining of a classic Louis L'Amour story that captured my attention from the first page. The stunning black and white images are the best I've ever seen in a graphic novel, EVER!
The book is a large (9x12) hardcover and the paper is nicely textured and slightly off-white which really adds to the quality feel of the book.
The story, a really twisty noir tale, is all Western with cattle rustling, gunfights, a sheriff's posse, and everything else that makes a Louis L'Amour book great. I found myself laughing out loud several times and got so absorbed in the characters and the story that I missed several meals!
Synopsis (from the website): A land in the midst of the worst drought anyone can remember. Family histories run deep, but when rancher Tom Forrester has his access to the Pecos River cut off by the son of his old partner, he convinces his foreman, Shad Marone, to pay Jud Bowman back for the discourtesy. Yet what starts out as a simple act of thievery or petty revenge quickly spirals into a cycle of violence that no one can control.
Now Marone is on the run, pursued by a sheriffâ€™s posse in a deadly game of cat and mouse across a rugged desert landscape. Leading the chase is Jesus Lopez, a half-Mexican, half-Apache with a personal stake in bringing Shad to justice. Newly released from jail, trusted by no one, Lopez swears he is the only man who can track Marone down. That may be true. But who will live and who will die and what price will be paid in suffering is an open question. Fate and the Jornada del Muerte desert possess a harsh justice that is all their own.
kelly posts on 9/5/2013 7:20:03 PM
who died in this book/ how did they die
Javier posts on 9/4/2009 7:30:13 PM
Hi my name is Javier and I'm a collge student from Bridgeport, CT I'm trying to look for a summary of the first fourteen chapters from the book "Last of the Breed" by la'mour
J posts on 4/13/2008 11:02:06 PM
I am going to be teaching a Business English course next year for sophomore and junior high school students. I would like to teach a Louis L'Amour book because I can teach anything I want and I love his novels. What suggestions do you have for which novel would mention business in it the most. I was thinking "The Iron Marshall," but welcome any and all suggestions. Which novels mention cattle ranching and the business side of things the most?
god posts on 12/9/2007 8:59:52 PM
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posts on 8/4/2006 2:34:12 AM
Vaguely, as kind of sort of, sounds like Hondo. But only in the most peripheral sense.
Hondo is not dumped on the woman, and her craziness is more out of respect for the chief who protects her and adopts her son.
And also consider I have read maybe 1/2 of L'amour's works.
posts on 8/3/2006 5:37:27 PM
There's a guy who's hurt fighting indians. The indians don't kill him, but instead drop his wounded body off at a widower's farmstead which is in Indian Territory. The woman is considered "crazy" by the indians for living there, and she might have two children. Does this scenario ring any bells? I'm looking it up for my mom because she wants to read it.
Anonymous posts on 9/11/2005 10:33:15 PM
I like the idea of findiing books with stories I like BUT i LIKE TO READ ON LINE AND FINDING THESE BOOKS is imposible..When will they be added to the reader lists. sincerely,Gram
C.J. Ingerson posts on 4/23/2005 6:31:29 PM
The comment of 'between the lines' is extremely accurate on the novels of Louis L'Amour. He would never had made the fortune he made writing poems or prose - but if one reads aloud some of his paragraphs one finds the feelings of a poet. Over and over in each of his novels are lessons for the ages on almost every subject known to man.
His treatment of subjects with a proper seriousness and respect is quite complete. Mostly in my research I've only time for non-fiction - but over the years I've reread all of his novels at least once if not twice. One would find more non-fiction than fiction in many of them.
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