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user-inactivated  ·  714 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: February 7th seems like a good day for a book thread.

    Louis L'Amour

Yes! You'll love them. He's easy to read and his books are straightforward, good fun. Which titles did you get?

ThatFanficGuy  ·  714 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I hope his style has been saved through the translation.

I did some cursory checking before posting the above comment and failed to find the book the title of which was on the cover; it's "Кровавое золото", or Blood Gold, in Russian. Some of the digging later, I notice that a lot of the names are changed for the translation. Here's what I think is the list, minus whatever "Blood Gold" is:

- The Broken Gun ("The Mystery of the Broken Revolver" in Russian)

- North to the Rails ("Road North")

- Ride the Dark Trail ("Ahorse on the Dark Trail"; clear enough)

- Brionne ("The Dangerous Adventure of Major Brionne")

user-inactivated  ·  714 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I haven't actually read any of those. I'll swing by the used bookstore today and see if they have any of them. Either way, I'm super excited you're reading some westerns. When you get the chance, share your thoughts. :)

ThatFanficGuy  ·  713 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Been into westerns since I can remember. It has the desolate, free-world feel to it and features old firearms extensively.

user-inactivated  ·  713 days ago  ·  link  ·  

They didn't have any of those titles. Next time I put in an order at my regular bookstore, I'll have to see if they can order one of those books for me.

Do you like western films? Do you have a favorite?

ThatFanficGuy  ·  713 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Western is definitely a genre that attracts my attention. I'm yet to see the 1960s classics, but I believe I've seen many of the popular modern ones.

I like Appaloosa very much; it's one of my favourite films ever. It's a touching story of two lawmen travelling from town to town and not bending a knee before whoever might terrorise the citizens. Everyone just nails their characters. If one was to apply "slice-of-life" to a western, it would be Appaloosa. It's more grounded interesting than many of the modern westerns I've seen with the way it deals with things about itself: it has its own quirks and doesn't fall under the Rule of Cool.