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re: Good Western Books
I have read every Jess Williams book and continue to do so. The series has gotten “corny” as it has gone on. The first ones were a lot better


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DestrehanTiger
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re: Good Western Books
I was in need of a new book last night and bought Lonesome Dove based on this thread. Then I saw it's over 900 pages. I'm hoping I enjoy it as much as y'all did and I breeze through it. I've never read a western before.


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GentleJackJones
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re: Good Western Books
There's a series of books about a Sheriff in Santa Fe and surrounding New Mexico. I haven't read them though; maybe someone can chime in?


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re: Good Western Books
Riders of the purple sage. By Zane Grey


Loubacca
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There's a series of books about a Sheriff in Santa Fe and surrounding New Mexico. I haven't read them though; maybe someone can chime in?


This is the Kevin Kerney series by Michael McGarrity. I would recommend them. It doesn't really fall into the western genre. For that, check out McGarrity's American West trilogy.


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re: Good Western Books
I went through my western reading stage back in the 80's and read every Louis lamore, Luke short and Zane grey there ever was. Then I moved on to dragons


DestrehanTiger
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re: Good Western Books
I have been reading Lonesome Dove thanks to the recommendations on this board. I am 175 pages in, but I am losing the enthusiasm to pick it up before bed when I usually read. At this point in the story, the group is still at Hat Creek, and, other than the night raid into Mexico to get horses, not a lot has happened. I realize this is a 900 page book. So, things will likely progress a bit slower than a shorter book. However, I figured 175 pages would be enough to at least get the story moving.

I am not trying to denigrate a story many people love. I just want to know if I am possibly at the early stages of when the story really opens up, or if this is more of a story like the beginning of the book that just might not be for me. Thanks for any input.
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Allthatfades
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re: Good Western Books
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I have been reading Lonesome Dove thanks to the recommendations on this board. I am 175 pages in, but I am losing the enthusiasm to pick it up before bed when I usually read. At this point in the story, the group is still at Hat Creek, and, other than the night raid into Mexico to get horses, not a lot has happened. I realize this is a 900 page book. So, things will likely progress a bit slower than a shorter book. However, I figured 175 pages would be enough to at least get the story moving. I am not trying to denigrate a story many people love. I just want to know if I am possibly at the early stages of when the story really opens up, or if this is more of a story like the beginning of the book that just might not be for me. Thanks for any input

Stick with it. You won’t be disappointed. I realize not everyone likes the same thing, but I’d at least give it another couple hundred pages


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re: Good Western Books
what is this book about?


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DestrehanTiger
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Allthatfades


Thanks


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