The Man Who Shot John Wilkes Booth: A Weird Western Novel (The Paradise Ledger) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B012OZCQYQ
- Publisher : Literary Outlaw Press (September 1, 2015)
- Publication date : September 1, 2015
- Language : English
- File size : 1697 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 285 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1791685471
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,573,591 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Kevin G. Summers does a masterful job not only in bringing this conspiracy to life, but in creating a colorful cast of characters, some whom you definitely grow to love, and others you wouldn’t mind seeing gunned down (remember, this is a western…a Weird Western). The plot keeps you turning the pages, the characters feel real, and the writing is excellent. This is definitely one you don’t want to miss.
I found myself trying to find time to read the story. I needed to know what was going to happen next. Part I is really good, Part II is my absolute favorite in the series, and Part III is a great end to the series. I have really enjoyed reading this series and I believe you will too.
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And I'll be reading them all again.
Others have outlined the plot or told about the characters. What I can tell you about TMWSJWB is that it was endlessly inventive, constantly surprising, and has that rare quality of leaving me wanting to inhabit this world a little longer as the last page is turned. It's not overly long and you won't spend weeks slogging through the wordy bits to get to the good stuff. This one is all good stuff. It reminded me a bit of David Morrell that way in that the story doesn't stop for overly long description or exposition.
"Oh, but wait," you say, "it's an indy book. I don't read those because they're not vetted by big New York publishing houses." Bollocks. How many big, published novels have disappointed you over the years? Publishers don't know anything, and this novel represents to the independent publishing movement what all those great, small acts on Spotify or other services represent to the music industry. Great books or music that you otherwise wouldn't have heard about.
Give it a read. What are you waiting for?
I love Summers' work and felt like I knew what to expect, but this book punched me in the stomach more than once. I wasn't ready for some of the twists. Kevin Summers isn't afraid to break tropes. He also has a way of being very realistic about the darkness that walks in this world, while still shining a hopeful light.
An excellent read.
I really hope to read again more from this author in the future.