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A Tall Man Rides (The Hendershot Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- File size : 551 KB
- Publication date : December 17, 2012
- Print length : 127 pages
- ASIN : B00AQ37U2M
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Language: : English
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Page numbers source ISBN : 9527114500
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #267,209 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This story is written in true Berkeley Rourke fashion. That is, most of the story is written in narrative, as if he is telling the details directly to the reader. The story moves along quickly enough. As we follow the adventures of Ross Hendershot, we also learn not just the ways of the old west but the ways of staying alive in the desert as well.
The story brings out the beauty of the desert not made readily available in today’s world. I live in Arizona and haven’t been to Yuma, where Hendershot is headed. This story makes me want to trek down there to soak up a bit of its history and surrounding areas. I enjoyed this story and plan to read the next one.
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I really enjoyed this novel. Whether you are into westerns or not, you should give this book a try. You won't be disappointed.
Ross Hendershot is exactly what one would expect in such a story, a laconic, hard-riding, hard-living man who loves the open air and roving life more than the enclosed life of towns. His life story unfolds as the book progresses, with the occasional shoot-out added to give character and grit to Hendershot. He is a hard man, as most of his type had to be, but not cruel.
What gives this book its character, and raises it above the usual story of the genre, is the descriptive power of the author. It is set in Arizona and that is a place that the author obviously knows and loves. The names are related with a familiarity that breeds respect rather than contempt, while the wildlife and terrain are described so the reader can feel the dust of the trail and see the landscape all around. It is that living knowledge that makes this book so good. Oh the story is great too: the brave here, the evil villain, the gunmen and the beautiful women: all the ingredients of a classic, but to me it is the landscape and day to day details of a man's life in the times that makes this book memorable.
If there was ever a novel that could serve as 'how to ride the Arizona trail' then this is it.
I’ve not read a western in many a year and wondered if I would enjoy it. I shouldn’t have worried though as the characters are deep and the plot is well thought out with surprises around every corner for Ross Hendershot, as he makes his mark in Yuma. This isn’t the first book I’ve read by this author. I like his style and the way in which he describes a scene, bringing a picture to mind each time. My next read is A Running Man, the second instalment in the Hendershot series. Bring it on.
Highly recommend this book who appreciate quality writing.