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Shorter magazine versions of the paperback books.
Reviewed in the United States on December 28, 2015
This review is not about The book as much as it is about the addition. I am a long time fan of Louis L;amours work and have read everything he has published in paperback. These two stories are from the pulp magazine versions. The L'amour estate does not get royalties from these so they are cheaper. In the book they tell you (sort of) that these are shorter magazine versions and they quote somebody who says that they are better then the versions that L'amour did later. I have read both and I don't agree. If you are buying these because they are cheaper then the Bantam versions and you have read those before you will find plot elements missing that were in the longer paperback versions. Characters are less developed as well. If you just want a basic introduction to L'amour and his style these will be fine.