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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

hey....are there any present day
"Louis L'Amour" style writers
out there?

jpboa

Alan Andrews said...

Hi, there, jpboa.

I don't have a definite answer for modern day L'Amour's, but if I think of any I'll re-post. I've read a lot of his works, particularly anything with a Sackett in it.

While I'm trying to come up with a real answer to your question, let me ask you if you've ever gone retro and read any Zane Grey? If not, I highly recommend his "border" trilogy, starting with "Betty Zane," then "Spirit of the Border," and ending with "The Last Trail." While they're not Westerns, they're full of rich characters and exciting action.

- Basso for Hire

CC said...

I too don't have a definite answer, but I have some modern western writers that you could try. Robert B. Parker has a few westerns, one of them became the movie (book of the same name), Appaloosa. There is also Elmer Kelten, Elmore Leonard, and Loren D. Estleman. These are more recent novels and authors. Although no one is ever going to be L' Amour or for that matter Zane Grey, these are a good choice.

Alan Andrews said...

Yes, I had forgotten about Elmore Leonard. He wrote "Valdez is Coming," which was made into a movie back in the 70's, and starred Burt Lancaster. I've been out of the Western genre for several years, so I don't really know about current writers RIGHT NOW. But another book I read over and over growing up was "No Survivors," by Will Henry. Check it out if you can find it anywhere.