I love historical fiction, but it should be CLEARLY labeled as such otherwise it comes off as a book that appears to be a factual account.
Unfortunately, the disjointed story and the rather tedious letters that didn't seem to have much bearing on the plot overshadowed the book's strong points.
All I really want to do here is say, "read Misfit or G. Stewart's review," because both describe this book a lot better than I could ever.
This is an interesting look at "Billy the Kid" who was, of course, a legend of the West. The author and really done his homework here, and my guess is that this is one of the... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Roger J. Buffington
This is another Billy the Kid book where the author has tried his best to "make a difference" by making an interesting story even more so. Read morePublished 19 months ago by John Ryan
Amusing to me that the book is marked down so much from $25. I've loved Billy the Kid stories since I was 15, and read all that I could get my hands on. Read morePublished on August 5, 2010 by Amy Flugel
You may already know everything there is to know about Billy the Kid; after all, there is not that much you CAN know--the established facts of the Kid's brief life are few. Read morePublished on October 9, 2009 by Bob C. Haynie
I've always enjoyed the rich, often brutal, history of the American west. John Vernon's novel titled "Lucky Billy" seemed to be right up my alley. Read morePublished on September 24, 2009 by Amazon Customer
Quick to the point; if this book was non-fiction and not a fictitious tale of young Billy's life, its tedious story would have been more interesting to know we were learning some... Read morePublished on July 16, 2009 by Amazon Customer
A well-known writer once said, "All stories should have a beginning, middle, and end, but not necessarily in that order. Read morePublished on June 25, 2009 by AK
One thing quite apparent when skimming over these reviews for "Lucky Billy" is that the later (non-Vine) reviews seem to rate the "novel" higher. Read morePublished on April 16, 2009 by Edward Scott
After having read many books on Billy the Kid, both fiction and non-fiction, John Vernon's historical fictional account has brought a refreshing perspective to make the late 19th... Read morePublished on April 15, 2009 by Elizabeth E. Galaviz