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Friday, October 7, 2016

Friday Quotes: Hondo

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Book Title: Hondo by Louis L'Amour

Book Beginning:
He rolled his cigarette in his lips, liking the taste of the tobacco, squinting his eyes against the sun glare.
Friday 56:
They walked slowly. It was very hot. Dust arose. A road runner darted away ahead of them, a streak of dull brown against the desert A rattler buzzed from under a mesquite bush. They walked on.
Comment: My father-in-law, a Western-genre reader, died last week. In honor of his reading life, I am reading my first Louis L'Amour book. It is not my usual genre and I must admit there are parts of it that really bug me. My father-in-law really liked the author so I trying to stay open-minded.

16 comments:

  1. I read quite a few by the author in my late high school/early college years. I don't know how I started but I know it wasn't on my dad's recommendation. He had quit reading for pleasure by then. This week I have Death Among Rubies by R. J. Koreto - a historical mystery. Happy reading!

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  2. So sorry about your father-in-law. My dad loved this author and he got me into western novels and movies. Was this one made into a movie?

    My Friday 56 from The Appeal Of Evil

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    1. Yes - the one with John Wayne and Geraldine Page

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  3. I'm sorry for your loss. I don't read many westerns, so I'm unfamiliar with this author. I hope you enjoy this one.

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  4. I'm sorry to hear about your father-in-law passing away. I'm sure you're thinking about him as you read this book.
    Writing has changed a lot over the years. Sometimes when I read something written in the past, the writing bugs me too. I force myself to concentrate on the story rather than the way it has been written. Sometimes (but not always!) that helps.
    My Friday post features The Songbird’s Call.

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  5. My condolences on the loss of your father. Western is actually a genre I've never tried. I might have to do that in the near future. Thanks for visiting my blog as well. Happy reading.

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  6. I can almost feel that heat....great excerpts. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

    So sorry for your loss, but what a great way to honor him.

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  7. I absolutely LOVED Lonesome Dove, which was also a Western. (not my normal genre at all) Have you ever read it? Or did your FIL?

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    1. Lonesome Dove is on my list because it was a Pulitzer Prize winner and I'm attempting to go back and read several of the previous winners.

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  8. I'm sorry about your family's loss - I have never read a Louis L'Amour story but I do know that this one was adapted into a movie with John Wayne and Geraldine Page and it's one of my mother's favorite movies - so needless to say I've watched the movie adaptation numerous times! I might have to give the book version a try. Here's my Friday meme

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    1. Oh, I will have to look for the movie. I;ve never watched many Westerns since the old Gunsmoke TV shows.

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  9. My dad is a big fan of westerns so I've watched a lot of the genre in the movies and on tv - even the John Wayne Hondo movie! I haven't read many westerns, though I did like Appaloosa by Robert B. Parker and Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman (the newer YA novel which was pretty great). I also really liked Revenge and the Wild by Michelle Modesto, but that was more of a Steampunk, fantasy, scifi western... :)

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  10. My dad loved Louis L'Amours' books. Your post makes me miss him. :-)
    Happy weekend!

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  11. I'm so sorry to hear about your father-in-law. I don't read westerns, but like Lauren, my dad loves watching western movies, so I'm familiar with the genre. I second Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman, I really enjoyed that one as well.

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  12. Well done you! I too have never read Westerns. Glad you are trying one. Thanks for the visit.

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  13. What a nice tribute to your father-in-law. I hope you enjoy it in spite of its flaws!

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