I’d just finished a terrible western and needed to get the taste out of my mouth. Louis L’Amour to the rescue!
Hondo Lane is a man’s man. He’s a half-breed drifter. He’s a loner who’s never alone, because he is at one with the hardscrabble land of the old west.
Is an abandoned and soon-to-be-widowed woman and her young son just the sort of temptation to lure Hondo into a tied-to-the-homestead existence? And what of the restless Apache’s in the area? Hondo is nominally attached to the white man’s
Hondo was author Louis L’Amour’s 1953 publication, and shares with Arthur C. Clarke’s 2001: A Space Odyssey the distinction of actually being a novelization of a successful film. The 1953 film starring John Wayne and Geraldine Page was actually based upon a short story by L’Amour entitled “The Gift of Cochise”.
The narrative follows loner western icon Hondo Lane in his dealings with General Crook’s command, the local Apache tribes and a romantic contact with Mrs. Angie Lowe. Set in the 1870s or 1
This was the book club choice. We were sick of war stories. So the next person on the list chose this one. It was an easy to read story, with some action and their was a bit of insta love.
I liked Hondo as a character he know a lot about the land and he was a hard worker and dedicated to job in the army and his friends. The wild west was a tough place to live.
The fun thing about being part of a book club you get to read all sorts of books you may never have picked up.