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The Haunted Mesa

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Couldn't put the book down! Excellent!

posted by KelWA on July 11, 2009

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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 December 6, 2000

    Mixed feelings about this book

    I agree that it was a very repetative book. other than that it was okay. I thought that it was somewhat fast moving and I whenever I put it down I found that I couldn't wait to find out what happened next. I would recomend this book to any high school reader that likes Louis L'amour. As for me I will not read a book by this author for a long time.

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