The Last Ride

The Last Ride Contents The Last Ride The Extermination of Yellow Donory Knife Bullet and Noose The Devil s Joker Vulture s Sanctuary Law Shooters of Cowtown Gunman s Debt

  • Title: The Last Ride
  • Author: Robert E. Howard
  • ISBN: 9780425037546
  • Page: 419
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Contents The Last Ride The Extermination of Yellow Donory Knife, Bullet and Noose The Devil s Joker Vulture s Sanctuary Law Shooters of Cowtown Gunman s Debt

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    1. A collection of 7 western stories by Howard, it wasn't my favorite. While I love his humorous westerns, these were serious & most were badly flawed. His description was about the only thing that saved them. Too much coincidence & lazy plotting coupled with threads that were just too big for the size of the story kept frustrating me. Several of the stories featured bandits with a hole-in-the-wall hideout & having them all piled together didn't do much for me.I'd give each of the stori [...]

    2. I own all of REH's books. Re-discovered this collection and I think this is the first time I have re-read this since buying it as a teenager. His westerns have a great edge to them.

    3. I never read any of Howard’s westerns as a kid so the stories in The Last Ride were new to me. Howard’s great gift of storytelling translates beautifully to the western genre. He could easily have made his name writing tales from the old west.Something that struck me as unfortunate is that some of Howard’s racism comes through, once in his treatment of the dialogue of a Chinese cook and also by the repeated statements along the lines of, “Well, he’s a lowdown, dirty cuss but at least h [...]

    4. The descriptive writing that characterizes Howard's stuff comes through here, so I did enjoy them. I must say I didn't expect it to be a collection of short stories, but a single novel. That was a bit disappointing; I was hoping for the story of 1 steel hard cowboy facing the western wildlands alone (basically a western Conan). In the end I'm glad I bought and read it, so that's all that really matters I suppose.

    5. A collection of Robert E. Howard's western short stories. These are his serious westerns, as opposed to his humorous ones. I like these quite a lot.

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