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The Haunted Mesa

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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Couldn't put the book down! Excellent!

posted by KelWA on July 11, 2009

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3 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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I have owned this book for several years and finally decided to read it. As a lover of both westerns and horror novels I greatly looked foreward to seeing how this book turned out. I have read two other stories by L'Amour and remember likeing them. But I had major issu...
I have owned this book for several years and finally decided to read it. As a lover of both westerns and horror novels I greatly looked foreward to seeing how this book turned out. I have read two other stories by L'Amour and remember likeing them. But I had major issues with this book. The book is filled with paragraphs full of questions, which I don't mind every now and then, but every couple of pages he says the same thing. It was infuriating to turn the page and see yet another paragraph filled with questions. To me when a writer does this its nothing but a space filler because he doesn't know what to write next, and all you are doing is making the book hard to read. Also why did it take Raglan 300 plus pages to get to the other side? If you had a friend in trouble would you really wait 3 or 4 days to try and save him? It seemed to go against the very nature of the main character to do this. Raglan seems to be the type of guy who jumps in there and gets things done. And enough with the reluctant hero stuff, it really isn't good character development to have a guy who takes charge yet at the same time doesn't want to be the hero. It doesn't make much sense to me. But my biggest issue with the book was that it didn't know what kind of book it wanted to be. Was it a modern-day western or a science fiction novel? I don't know and nether did the book. I think that a story can fit in the middle of the two genres and be both and still be a good book. This however is not a good book. I am just sad that I can't give it 0 stars, because that's what it deserves.

posted by 914632 on February 26, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2009

    What is this?

    I have owned this book for several years and finally decided to read it. As a lover of both westerns and horror novels I greatly looked foreward to seeing how this book turned out. I have read two other stories by L'Amour and remember likeing them. But I had major issues with this book. The book is filled with paragraphs full of questions, which I don't mind every now and then, but every couple of pages he says the same thing. It was infuriating to turn the page and see yet another paragraph filled with questions. To me when a writer does this its nothing but a space filler because he doesn't know what to write next, and all you are doing is making the book hard to read. Also why did it take Raglan 300 plus pages to get to the other side? If you had a friend in trouble would you really wait 3 or 4 days to try and save him? It seemed to go against the very nature of the main character to do this. Raglan seems to be the type of guy who jumps in there and gets things done. And enough with the reluctant hero stuff, it really isn't good character development to have a guy who takes charge yet at the same time doesn't want to be the hero. It doesn't make much sense to me. But my biggest issue with the book was that it didn't know what kind of book it wanted to be. Was it a modern-day western or a science fiction novel? I don't know and nether did the book. I think that a story can fit in the middle of the two genres and be both and still be a good book. This however is not a good book. I am just sad that I can't give it 0 stars, because that's what it deserves.

    3 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2015

    Too repetitive

    Book is too long, it would have been a 4 if shorter

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2014

    repetitive

    I found this book very reptitive, thinking this was a different kind of book from the arthur, it would de interesting. But was not.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2012

    Don't waste your time or money!!!

    The premise was very interesting, but the storytelling was duller than dull. For supposedly being a man of action, the main character could not motivate himself to cross through the portal until about 190 pages of 239 total pages. And once the action finally began, events unfolded in a very predictable, ho-hum fashion. Unfortunately, this was my first taste of Louis L'amour, and I'm not sure I care to devote any time to reading more of his work.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2000

    REPETITIVE :(

    I found this book very repetitive. The author keeps saying the same thing over and over, chapter after chapter. What's the point when the main character says the same thing 100 times? The whole idea is good, but well....

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2011

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