Though he met with phenomenal success in every genre he tried, the form that put him on the map was the short story. And if you like Louis l'amour you probably read half the stories before in other books. Here are tales of innocents caught in the schemes of criminals, detectives hunting down truths that hide more lies, gangsters and beauties, private investigators and cops. And his plots are fun, suspenseful and unforgettable. She did not know whether she loved Ed. The first flush of enthusiasm had passed, and Ed Lowe had proved something less than she had believed. The E-mail message field is required.
He was dead and his wife was dead, and their canteens rattled like empty skulls. In this book, he provides 12 profound and practical principles for how to live a meaningful life, from setting your house in order before criticising others to comparing yourself to who you were yesterday, not someone else today. But despite this, each tale has a very palpable sense of place; he describes the topography, weather, flora and fauna of his settings in a way that brings it to life vividly for the reader, and that suggests that he often had very specific settings in mind even though he didn't name them. The Collected Bowdrie Dramatizations Volume 2. L'Amour's prose style and literary quality are highly consistent, and the basic characteristics of the stories here are much the same as in the preceding volumes; so many of the general comments made in my reviews of those would also apply here. Louis L'Amour was an American author.
My dad has always enjoyed reading but since his dementia has progressed, he gets frustrated because he can't remember anything he read once he sets a book down. But L'Amour's characterizations of people are nuanced, not always drawn in stark shades of black and white. At any rate, most are page turners that I could not put down. Overall it was good enough but way too many of the stories seemed similar, ending with the ultimate shootout between the fellow no one thought could shoot or ranch or whatever and the baddie. While he could--and often did--write the usual paint-by-numbers story, he was at his finest when he was doing things that no one would have expected from the genre. And you can let your older children read them without worrying what the stories will do to their tender psyche.
In New Orleans, he met a beautiful Cajun girl and married her. Actually, West Dog Canyon was more east than north, but this he had no way of knowing. I live in peace when I am left in peace. This volume kicks off a series that will, when complete, anthologize all of L'Amour's short fiction, volume by handsome volume. In Santa Fe they would have told you that Ed Lowe was good-looking, shiftless, and agreeable.
I'm not sure what made me sample a few of Louis L'Amour's short story collections on my Kindle. I started reading Louis L'Amour books in 1986 and have read every single book written by him although I started with just his westerns. Consuelo, against all good judgment, cannot resist testing Taggart. When morning came, she went cautiously to the spring for water. Besides the story I named in the first paragraph, though, some other selections also feature the restless gunfighter Kilkenny, who emerges as another L'Amour series character here. Personally, I always like to begin all my books from the first page or story to the end without skipping around.
He repaired the old plow they had bought, cleaned out the spring, and paved and walled it with slabs of stone. All of the stories are good, they are all unique. He had several drinks—his first in months—in one of the saloons. He looked at the two ponies in the corral and the three cows. Angie called to her, and the girl turned quickly, facing her.
Lowe had bought seed and ammunition, and the seed indicated a good water supply, and the ammunition implied trouble. Four ponies had been killed. He felt it leap in his hand, saw the nearest Tolliver smashed back, and he shot him again as he dropped. Sandstorms had wiped out any hope of back-trailing Lowe. Why do you not leave? He saw only two white men, and neither knew of a white woman.
Collected Short Stories - Seven Volume Set - Also available in paperback as a 9 Volume Set! I like everything he writes but I prefer his short stories. The last time they met, Milton's efforts to keep the boy safe didn't go exactly to plan. Her attention to detail, her literary background, and her performance in the 2005 feature film version of the novel provide the perfect foundation from which to convey the story of Elizabeth Bennett, her four sisters, and the inimitable Mr. Here, in Volume One, is a treasure-trove of 35 frontier tales for his millions of fans and for those who have yet to discover L'Amour s thrilling prose and his vital role in capturing the spirit of the Old West for generations to come. Ed was smiling easily, unworried as always. Theres some as comes easier. I'm officialy a L'Amour convert.