Bigsby by Dan Clay Mosby Snow
After learning of the vicious attack on his parents by an outlaw gang, Bigsby returns home, determined to bring those responsible to justice.
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Nubbins Colt [Greg Jacobs] wrote this review for the Single Action Shooting Society 'SASS' publication the Cowboy Chronicle: BIGSBY By: Dan ' Clay Mosby' Snow I read ¿Bigsby¿ right after reading ¿Saragosa¿ so it is only fair that I get the reviews done on them at the same time. Since I called ¿Saragosa¿ a ¿classic western¿ I guess that is how I have to describe ¿Bigsby¿ as well. Bigsby, too, has all of the classic touches, this time the son who has to come home to avenge and protect his parents after their place has been attacked, some old friends who join up with him to help right all the wrongs, the sheriff needs help, there's a gang to fight, etc. I mean, seriously, it is a classic plot - I once read that there are only a certain number of plots, anyway, and that all the stories are just variations. I'm not sure if that's true or not but for westerns, well, add in some grizzled, tough hombres to fight, some sneaking around in town, internecine strife amongst the bad guys, face to face gunfights - really, what more can you ask for? ¿Bigsby¿ has more than enough action for any western novel reader, including a full horse charge, massive gunfight, you name it. Plenty of detail, too, helping the reader to understand the characters. It just had one major flaw that about drove me crazy. The paragraphs are set out with big spaces between them, spaces that caused the book to read in a staccato as opposed to smooth transitions. If that was intentional, well, it works great. I just found it a little disconcerting. It struck me that it could be because the story was developed from something that the author began on the Internet on the ¿SASS Wire¿ but I am not certain of that. It was different, that's for sure, and the type-face was unusual, too, as was the lack of what is called ¿justification¿ on a computer generated page. Very unusual. The action is pretty much unabated, even with the staccato reading I mentioned, and the plot unfolds pretty much the way you want it to, with a couple of very nasty surprises and I do mean nasty. It takes some gumption for a writer to include seriously significant cold blooded killings but it's the twenty-first century and I guess we have become inured to violence in our entertainment so really malevolent violence just spices everything up - and ¿Bigsby¿ is definitely spiced up!!! Since this is Dan Snow's first novel I'll say that he has done well, too. The story is a tad uneven but the characters are fun, even the bad guys - you know, the guys you love to hate! - and justice is well served in the end. Another classic that's perfect for cowpokes like y'all to read! Nubbins Colt © 2007 SASS #7802L