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Mark R. Probst has been a life-long fan of the Hollywood western. In his first novel, a contemporary take on his favorite genre, he decided to pay homage to the films he so fondly remembered.
on July 26, 2014 :
I wanted to like this book, the two main characters are very likeable. I've reached a point in the story that I have to stop reading it. Ethan may be young and naive but I can't believe that he'd be stupid enough to confess everything to his school mistress so I can not read the rest of the story. Up to this point the story has been a 'true Western' just the hints of sex and cowboys. There are a couple of choices the author made in telling the story that has me scratching my head, he makes a point of telling the story of Ethan helping a friend spread a cowboys clothes all over a tree at the campsite but then leaves it with the cowboy wondering how he's going to get his clothes retrieved. Well I want to know too, not just move on to something else. After the cattle drive and return home we find out from Ethan telling his Mother that they've been to Denver and bought a house there. Excuse me but to me that should be a big part of the story not just one sentence. I guess there is more to the story but as I said I'm not going to finish the story just end it here when he returns home and causes his own drama by being totally stupid. I don't think I'd purchase anything further from this author until he learns to tell a better story.
(reviewed 7 days after purchase)