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The Lonesome Gods (Louis L'Amour's Lost Treasures): A Novel Kindle Edition
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"This is L'Amour's finest book." —California Magazine
From the Paperback edition. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B087BLDJPH
- Publisher : Bantam (April 28, 2020)
- Publication date : April 28, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 3219 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 616 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #64,725 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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But that’s just about all that The Lonesome Gods is: an entertaining story. The characters are shallow and lack the distinctive attributes that make humans come to life through words. Even their names tend to be non-distinct. Finney, Fraser, Farley, and Fletcher were all on the same wagon while heading towards the west coast. Fraser was a teacher so at least he had that going for him. The rest of the “F” Troupe (sorry) were essentially interchangeable with one another, which didn’t matter very much at all to the plot of the story.
The plot moves from scene to scene and while most scenes work, there are a few that fall flat and a few that progress into fantasy. It may be that L’Amour’s main reason for writing this book was to name-drop all the people and places that eventually resulted in forming modern-day Southern California. Towards the end of the book, however, the travels of the main character become impossible with respect to the places mentioned and the distances between them.
And therein lies the disappointment. I was hoping for the pre-developed California environment to take its place among the characters. I was hoping that descriptions of heat, barren mountains, and seemingly lifeless brush would stir up my own feelings of fear that I felt during my childhood road-trips through these inhospitable places. I was hoping for characters with distinct personalities. In short, I was hoping for something more than just an entertaining story.
It's a love story with many inroads into the lives of the wealth Spanish families of Castilian heritage, who felt they were above the Mexicans. Lots going on, some difficulties and hostilities class distinction were illustrated. Angelo, Don Isidore's son who suffered from auto-immune which would affected his growth. Sadly he lived out his life in the desert with the help of friends, but he passed from this life where he wanted from atop a mountain.
You'll enjoy reading 📚about these lives and how vile people can become.