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Over On The Dry Side

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2005

    One of My Favorite Louis L'Amour Westerns!

    If you, like me, love most of the books by Louis L'Amour, and you've never read Over On The Dry Side, do check it out. This is the story of a young fellow who grows up poor and lonely, and loses his mother at a young age. He and his hard-luck dad find a carefully built deserted cabin and they move in and start ranching. Trouble soon finds them, but so too does a mysterious stranger. Up high in the surrounding dry hills there is another finely built cabin, built by the same long gone and mysterious man, a man who supposedly had stashed a big cache of gold before he was killed. In the nearby hills there is a band of killers who want that gold. Over on the Dry Side is a mystery as much as it is a western. Clues are found and the reader along with the characters in the book ...all are trying to figure out where the stash is, and what it is, as it may be gold, but may not be either. The story is told almost always through the eyes of the young boy, who is about 16. Up in the hills in the other hidden and deserted cabin he finds a little pot of flowers and realizes that a female, a girl probably, left those flowers. He starts to daydream about this girl, pictures her as young and beautiful, as well she does turn out to be. She however, isn't exactly as he has envisioned her to be...she's beautiful but not like he has 'seen' her in his mind. As the book evolves, the boy becomes very jealous of the stranger, the man who turns out to be the brother of the original man who had built the cabins. The story is compelling at all points, the pages turn and you have to keep on reading. Told through the eyes of the young boy, the story has a fresh feel to it, and the reader gets to really care about him and what will happen. In all respects, one of L'Amour's finest books; a real pleasure to read. Do yourself a favor and check out On The Dry Side. I predict, you'll love

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2014

    Highly recommend

    As with all of Louis L'Amour's books this both story and part history. We weaves his stories around the fundamentals of time and the life the people who came west lived.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2014


    Curls up in a rock and sleeps

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2012

    Unable to Download on My Nook

    I read the free sample and this book was shaping up to be another five star L'Amour read. But I was unable to purchase it: "Not available to my device." Maybe you need an iPad. Need to get rid of this Nook to read more Louis L'Amour!

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    Posted March 2, 2012

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