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- Publisher : Vintage; Reprint Edition (November 6, 2013)
- Publication Date : November 6, 2013
- Print Length : 385 pages
- File Size : 1281 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B00FUZQZ1S
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #285,123 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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It's a great western yarn, but it's definitely not a white hat/black moral play.
Anyways, this book was one of the few reads I was really sad to have to finish. I wanted more!
Please, Pete, another Deadwood of some sorts or maybe another wester mining town book (maybe the town of Bodie, CA?) would be so great to have another one from him!
One of my favorite books of all time and I wished this would be made into a movie. Obviously there must be issues now with HBO and their title of their production but it would be awesome to have this book version made into a movie still with David Carradine back as Wild Bill, especially Dayton Callie as Charley Utter.
Top reviews from other countries
This is a tremendous book, packed with action from beginning to end and replete with a deeply realistic flavour of the times. There were still Indians in the Black Hills in 1876, when this novel begins, and Deadwood was a town of two halves - the respectable quarter and the low dives and whorehouses, along with prospecting miners, muleteers and Chinese labourers. The novel takes real incidents and fleshes them out with names and characters from the newspapers and record books of the times, giving their lives colour, energy and wild-west grit, blood and bones. It's a wonderful read from Pete Dexter, winner of America's National Book Award for Fiction for his earlier book, Paris Trout . Bleak, fatalistic, riotously funny, deeply engaging and poignantly unforgettable.
Still I really liked to read this book. Many weird, even funny moments and some great sayings are put into the mouth of the main characters. You get a touch of the time and the place; you get a touch of the life in the early days of what made itself a “great nation” during the last two centuries.