15 August 2019

A Western written in the 21st century

Western | The Revenant | Michael Punke

⭐⭐ aka It's OK

You see the map and you realise how BIG the continent of North America is, and how much travel the people did, a lot of it by foot. And yet, the story itself didn't move me much.
Partly, it may be because I expected to read a Western in the style common in the last century. But nowadays, they are better researched,  there are less 'varmints' in the dialogue, and there are not a lot of shootouts fastest-gun-in-the-West style at all.

On a continuum between Max Brand and Louis L'Amour, this one is beyond Louis L'Amour. Not as much fun, though.

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