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Laconic and Evocative
Reviewed in the United States on January 23, 2019
As a young boy, I read every Louis L'Amout book I could get my hands on, often reading them over and over again but then I grew up and forgot about them. Now some 60 years later, I have rediscovered them and am getting even more pleasure from reading them. In doing so, I find myself wanting to saddle up a horse and follow the trails so brilliantly described, with a camera (not a Winchester rifle) in my hands. Of course, it's an idealistic dream; I've only ridden a horse once in my entire life, and the places that L'Amour wrote about, and which still exist unchanged, are probably so harsh that I wouldn't survive a week but, nevertheless, I have a hankering to do so. Writing doesn't come much more evocative than this. L'Amour was above all else a storyteller and a great one at that. Do yourself and your imagination a huge favor and start reading; you won't regret a single moment of the time you spend.