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West of Sheridan Paperback – April 3, 2012
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Thought it was overall, a terrific read. Compared to many of the offerings of "What's around the corner" books, thought it a hair preachy....but it left me thinking about it days after finishing it, and concluded, "preaching", at least about the lack of humanity and ethics today, is exactly what's needed. Loved it. And am feeling terribly saddened by the "spot-on" analysis of the uncontrolled issues of today. We need a thousand more "Jacks".
For me it didn't hurt that it took place in an area I'm familiar with and love in Wyoming. It rang so true. I can see Wyoming residents handling a TEOTWAWKI event in ways described in the book. There's a lot of strong, self-reliant people in Wyoming - with lots of guns and horses.
I liked that this wasn't just a disaster novel but a character study as well. Good vs. evil, strong vs. weak, principled vs. unprincipled.
The characters were well drawn and believable. The dialogue rang very true and read smoothly. There were strong women characters as well as strong men.
I thought the antagonist was portrayed clearly with motivation that was understandable, if not praiseworthy. I did think some of his acts were reprehensible and not all needed to be included in the story to get the point across.
I loved the protagonist - a man of morals and integrity, willing to stand up for what he believed in.
There were some minor editing issues but none that distracted me from the story too much. This is a long novel - over six hundred pages - but it flew by as I was reading it and I didn't want it to end. I would love to read a sequel to this book.
The dynamic relationships that form throughout the story are complex, unpredictable and absolutely compelling. For lack of a better phrase...this book is a real page-turner. The first chapter begins the addiction and every subsequent chapter only makes it harder to put down.
West of Sheridan left me with the impression that the old west never really died and that there are still heroes out there. And not only are there heroes, there are villians too. I got the chance to be part of each end of the spectrum through this novel. I can safely say that there is not another book out there today that is fit for comparison. I am thoroughly impressed and waiting very impatiently for another book from Dean Ross!
I think that this is this writer's first fiction work and, if so, I was truely impressed and found myself hoping for a sequel.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have read this book twice. I really enjoy post apocalyptic survival fiction and this is one of the best. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Tom Loomis
I hate to write reviews but I had a hard time putting this book down. Complex storylines , lots of action, great characters.Published 5 months ago by Kindle Customer Becca
This was a first rate story, very well written. As far as a post-apocalyptic tale, however, I'd be less generous. Read morePublished 5 months ago by James M Dakin
This book was entertaining to me. It had some places where I felt swearing could have been omitted, however, I work in an environment that has many colorful " verbal... Read morePublished 6 months ago by jeso
A few interesting ideas but the characters are pretty one dimensional and the whole book is in dire need of copy editing as there are many grammatical errors (using 's for plurals,... Read morePublished 11 months ago by silksmonkey
West of Sheridan is a GREAT! read. Wish it was longer which is saying something because it's already pretty long...in a good way. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Daniel
This is the best book of this type that I have read in a long time. Didn't like every character in it, but you're not supposed to. Read morePublished 14 months ago by oldwolf
I really enjoyed this book. The author helped you understand the actions of the characters in a very believable way. I know these people! They're my friends and neighbors. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Betty