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A Western with a touch of mystery
Reviewed in the United States on November 25, 2019
In my youth I read a few L'Amour novels. I enjoyed them. They were quick, spare reads that told a good story about the West and those who lived in it. Fallon is my favorite book of his. The Man Called Noon is also a favorite. The book seems to start in the middle of the story with an element of amnesia as a propelling force. It almost feels like an Agatha Christie mystery where everyone is suspect and you have to work backwards to find out what is going on. The mystery pushes you to keep reading to the end just to see how it all works out. As usual L'Amour doesn't dwell on flavor or explanations. A reader having a background of western/ outdoor living and lifestyle will enjoy the book more because of the common elements L'Amour uses. Being city born and bred I sometimes regret not having those common points of reference that would allow me to enjoy the story more. That being said, the book is fun quick read.