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Better than the First,
This review is from: The Doctor and the Kid (A Weird West Tale) (Paperback)
I read the first in the series and liked it. But, this was better. Perhaps it is because it concentrated on John H. ( Doc ) Holiday, Ned Buntline and Thomas Edison. Having the focus tighter, having the Earps and Bat Masterson only be peripheral players and having the freedom to avoid the known events around the OK Corral might have played a part in this. The American Indian magic and the steampunk science are still a major part of the story. But, as it should be, the ability of the characters determines the outcome of their efforts. Resnick is a blast to read and I think that he had as much fun writing it as I did reading it. I hope that you get as much enjoyment from this book as I did!
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Initial post: Feb 29, 2012 7:40:23 AM PST
The first book The Buntline Special was such a disappointment that I'm reluctant to get suckered again.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 19, 2012 2:35:55 PM PDT
I found The Doctor and the Kid to be disappointing. It starts out with a conversation between Doc Holliday and Oscar Wilde, that having read biographies and fictionalized accounts of both men, to me sounded extremely out of character.
I wanted to like this book but didn't. I couldn't get past this characterization issue.
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