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Appaloosa (Virgil Cole/Everett Hitch Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Seldom read westerns

As the headline suggest I rarely read westerns but liking Robert Parker I decided to give it a chance. I admit I was not disappointed and read it in one sitting. It has a noncomplicated theme so if you are lokking for a complex story you won't find it. The chaacters ...
As the headline suggest I rarely read westerns but liking Robert Parker I decided to give it a chance. I admit I was not disappointed and read it in one sitting. It has a noncomplicated theme so if you are lokking for a complex story you won't find it. The chaacters are interesting as is the story. If you have never read westerns or don't like them this one may change your mind.

posted by Anonymous on July 15, 2006

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Not a bad Western

Parker did a good job with this, a fast read,

posted by jeffg2000 on December 4, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2006

    Why Bother

    What a disappointing story. I found the book depressing, I had no empathy for ANY of the characters, and found myself not caring about anyone in the book. The book was lifeless. I was curious about one thing. Was the name of the bad guy, Randall Bragg, a play on the name of Stephen King's superb villain, Randall Flagg? Bragg can't touch Flagg as a villain.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2005

    Ehh

    Appaloosa was a fun, quick read. It was entertaining at the most. I found that I didn't have a connection with any of the characters in the story. The descriptions of events, and settings were poor. And it seemed like Parker got sick of writing and decided to end it in the last page. All in all, I recommend this book if you are looking for a quick read, and are not looking to get into a story. It was entertaining, I will give it that much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2005

    High Hopes lead to Disappointment

    I had high hopes for Appaloosa, only to be disappointed. First, the publisher makes the reader think they are getting a larger book than they are by using large font and double-spacing. This book, had normal type style and spacing been used, would have come in at well below 200 pages. Parker's lack of knowledge about horses is painfully evident, especially when he does things such as referring to a 'buckskin with a LIGHT (Caps mine) mane', which is genetically impossible. The book has severe editing problems, as when the word Appaloosa (referring to the horse, not the town), is capitalized in one sentence, then not in the next. Worst, though, is after I was through reading the book, I realized I just plain didn't care about the characters or what happened to them. Even worse than being a terrible novel, Appaloosa is merely mediocre.

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