Law of the Desert Born (Graphic Novel) [NOOK Book]

Overview

A PRIZED COLLECTION OF AMERICAN FICTION-FROM AMERICA'S FAVORITE STORYTELLER This first-rate collection of short stories by the incomparable Louis L'Amour showcases the legendary writer at his very best: spinning a fascinating and wholly authentic set of unforgettable tales. In these extraordinary stories, we meet a man who is forced to defend himself by taking another's life-and must pay for his actions in a most punishing manner; a young thrill-seeker who finally finds a place he can call home, and vows to stay ...
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Law of the Desert Born (Graphic Novel)

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Overview

A PRIZED COLLECTION OF AMERICAN FICTION-FROM AMERICA'S FAVORITE STORYTELLER This first-rate collection of short stories by the incomparable Louis L'Amour showcases the legendary writer at his very best: spinning a fascinating and wholly authentic set of unforgettable tales. In these extraordinary stories, we meet a man who is forced to defend himself by taking another's life-and must pay for his actions in a most punishing manner; a young thrill-seeker who finally finds a place he can call home, and vows to stay there-regardless of the man who tries to stand in his way; and a drifter who honors a deathbed promise to a stranger by embarking on an unlikely mission of mercy. Complete with revealing author's notes, the stories in Law of the Desert Born are historically precise, and filled with L'Amour's trademark humor and adventure. They are nothing less than modern classics of the American West, told by one of the most beloved storytellers of our time. From the Paperback edition.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
09/15/2013
As modified from a rather sketchy short story with clear good/bad polarities, a defense killing becomes a revenge murder, with both sides breaching earlier traditions of give-and-take camaraderie among ranchers faced with unpredictable weather and other challenges of the 1880s cattle business. The result is a longer, murkier, and more interesting tale of range rivalries turned bloody. Plentiful backstory via flashbacks provides the history and earlier relationships of killer-on-the-run Shad Marone and the posse after him—especially the Mexican Apache half-breed Lopez, whose motives keep everyone guessing until the end. Yeates (currently Prince Valiant strip artist; Conan; Tarzan) supplies excellent genre-appropriate art. However, character clarity and atmosphere might have benefited from either sepia or two-color tones instead of gray scale. VERDICT The action favorites of pulp-Western megascribe L'Amour (1908–88) make ready fodder for comics. Here, the richer plot and characters from L'Amour's son Beau and collaborator Kathy Nolan add appeal and value in addition to the finely crafted visuals. Fans of L'Amour's stories should enjoy this work, adults or teens; plenty of gunplay and occasional strong language in both English and Spanish.—M.C.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345538567
  • Publisher: Bantam Dell
  • Publication date: 10/8/2013
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 389,093
  • File size: 66 MB
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Meet the Author

Our foremost storyteller of the authentic West, Louis L'Amour has thrilled a nation by chronicling the adventures of the brave men and women who settled the American frontier. There are more than 300 million copies of his books in print around the world.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2015

    Could not put it down!

    What a fun, fun book! And the pictures are so well done! I plan on going back again and again to see the expressions on the faces of desperate men and women! You must see the way an arm lies upon a rail top or the way a man grips his gun that truly reflects the depth of the characters mood to understand how good the graphics really are! I hope another graphic novel is in the works cause I am ready to see the illustrated landscapes that Louis was so gifted in describing by the written word! Thanks Beau and company for renewing a medium that I had considered lost to the ages!

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