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beejon
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Need Suggestions For Good Western Novels - Writers
Whatcha got?


Brosef Stalin
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re: Need Suggestions For Good Western Novels - Writers
Louis L'amour


ILikeLSUToo
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re: Need Suggestions For Good Western Novels - Writers
I don't read westerns, but I did read a pretty good novel by Larry McMurtry, who primarily writes westerns.


BayouBandit24
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re: Need Suggestions For Good Western Novels - Writers
Cormac McCarthy

not "westerns" per se, but great imagery of the west/southwest
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VetteGuy
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re: Need Suggestions For Good Western Novels - Writers
This is the accurate answer.

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Larry McMurtry


Marciano1
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Cormac McCarthy

This...and Blood Meridian is a MUST read, especially if you're into Westerns.


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Spaceman Spiff
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re: Need Suggestions For Good Western Novels - Writers
Heard Zane Grey was pretty good.


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Thurber
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Elmore Leonard


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jmarto1
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re: Need Suggestions For Good Western Novels - Writers
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Louis L'amour


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mattloc
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re: Need Suggestions For Good Western Novels - Writers
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Louis L'amour



This...should be mandatory reading. Read them all, around 100 or so, at least twice.....lots of good old fashioned wisdom in most of them
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AU34
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re: Need Suggestions For Good Western Novels - Writers
Jack Schaefer


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mattloc
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re: Need Suggestions For Good Western Novels - Writers
Going to try McMurty.....I have started several Zane Grey books but never been able to finish one....just not my cup of tea, I suppose


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Hangit
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re: Need Suggestions For Good Western Novels - Writers
Louis L'amour- The Daybreakers and Sackett, Followed by watching the movie "The Sacketts.

Lonesome Dove was a way better book than movie.


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mattloc
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re: Need Suggestions For Good Western Novels - Writers



One his better ones set in the Middle East


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Palo Gaucho
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re: Need Suggestions For Good Western Novels - Writers
Louis L'amore is great and he wrote a ton of books. My favorite one he wrote is Last of the Breed, it isn't a western though.

Some other western themed books I liked are:
Empire of the Summer Moon - S.C. Gwynne (just finished this one)
Undaunted Courage - Stephen Ambrose
Jesse James: The Last Confederate Soldier - T.J. Stiles
A Terrible Glory: Custer and the Little Bighorn - James Donovan

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mattloc
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re: Need Suggestions For Good Western Novels - Writers
Last of the Breed was another great one...so many....the guy was incredibly prolific. 300 million or so sold... Huge numbers for a western writer...Ronald Reagan was one of his biggest fans and awarded him a medal of freedom, I believe.
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Kafka
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re: Need Suggestions For Good Western Novels - Writers
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Flashman and the Redskins is a 1982 novel by George MacDonald Fraser. It is the seventh of the Flashman novels.
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Presented within the frame of the supposed discovery of a trunkful of papers detailing the long life and career of a Victorian officer, this series centres around Flashman, the bully from Tom Brown's School Days. The papers are attributed to him, who has grown from the schoolboy of Thomas Hughes's novel into a well-known and much decorated military hero. The book begins with an explanatory note detailing the discovery of these papers.

The story proper begins with Flashman fleeing with Susie Willinck (a New Orleans madam, aka "Miss Susie"), as described at the end of Flash for Freedom!. They cross the continent to join the California Gold Rush, meeting several well-known personalities of the American West in 1849 and 1850. The story resumes in 1875, when he takes part in the Battle of the Little Bighorn the following year. It also contains a number of notes by Fraser, in the guise of editor, giving additional historical information on the events described.


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soccerfüt
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re: Need Suggestions For Good Western Novels - Writers
All's Quiet on the Western Front
Erich Maria Remarque

There were Gurkhas and possibly a few Cowboys.


FelicianaTigerfan
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re: Need Suggestions For Good Western Novels - Writers
In high school I read a bunch of Zane Grey. Really liked them


Nativebullet
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Santo Domingo
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re: Need Suggestions For Good Western Novels - Writers
Check these guys out.

William MacLeod Raine
Alan Le May
Luke Short
Max Brand


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