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The Buntline Special (Weird West Tale #1)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2011

    A blast in the West!

    This book was an absolute joy to read! Very easy to get in to, very easy to read, but very hard for me to put down. The hilarious dialogue and outspoken characters made me feel like I was watching a movie, and I didn't want it to end.

    So it's not a complicated, deep, book trying to expose some government secret, but when I want to relax, this is the type of book I look for. If you feel like taking a quick and fun vacation out West, let Mike Resnick show you the way. I guarantee you'll have a blast.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 4, 2010

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    exciting Weird West Tale

    In 1881, the leadership of the United States of America still dreams of manifest destiny to the Pacific though the country's western border remains The Mississippi. On the other side of the mighty river is rich land occupied by Indian tribes with powerful shaman whose magic has kept the Americans frustratingly in the east.

    The government sends the great inventor Thomas Edison, who has worked with Ned Buntline on a horseless stagecoach, on a quest to determine whether science and technology can defeat magic. The Earp brothers escort Edison to Tombstone, Arizona where a last stand is forming. On one side is the enigmatic Edison, the Earp siblings and their pals Doc Holliday and Bat Masterson. On the other side are two separate deadly foes; the dangerous Apaches led by Geronimo the most powerful Medicine Man and the Clanton gang who are abetted by the once dead Johnny Ringo.

    With seemingly none of the real persona purebred human, there is an overabundance of paranormal leaving the Arizona confrontations entertaining, but also never moves out on the larger theme of manifest destiny propelled by science and technology as opposed by magic. Thus fans of steampunk thrillers will enjoy the Buntline Special as a fun exciting Weird West Tale at the OK Corral, but never quite obtains the revolutionary quality of the author's wonderful alternate history Dragon America

    Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2014

    Love Resnick's work but this is not up to his standard

    It was a good read but something felt missing to me. It just didn't seem to have the same tone as a lot of his other books. I enjoyed it but he has done better work, see his Galactic side show books and Santiago for an example of some of his better work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2013

    western with a twist

    good read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2012

    I have loved this book and can not wait to read the next to. The

    I have loved this book and can not wait to read the next to. These kind of books make reading a book fun again. I can follow along like a movie going on in my head. Mike Resnick is an amazing writer

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2012

    Fun read

    It's a steampunk style version of the movie tombstone. Epic

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  • Posted April 14, 2012

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    Steampunk Inventions, Zombie Gunslinger, or Metal Whores couldn'

    Steampunk Inventions, Zombie Gunslinger, or Metal Whores couldn't save this Title

    You would think the legend of Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday mixed with steampunk would be exciting. This title unfortunately isn't. Doc Holliday's character was the only thing mildly interesting but the rest of the book was not entertaining. I couldn't get a rise out of the picture of the metal whore but hey that's just me.

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