Code of the West: A Novel

Code of the West: A Novel

by Aaron Latham
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Code of the West 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. This book was my dream come true; why? Here's my background... I have been a King Arthur fanatic since I was in High School (late 70's). I've jousted on horseback as an armored knight for the last 10 years. I've lived the 'knight's life' I grew up on. I also grew up with cowboys on a small horse ranch in Arizona and have read lots of western novels, especially Larry McMurtry's westerns. I'm also a big fan of Terry C. Johnston's 'Plainsmen Novels'. I never would have thought someone could combine my two literary passions in one book but Aaron Latham did it. Code of the West was perfectly written, combining a very authentic western sensibility with the endearing nobility of Camelot. Compulsively readable and heartbreaking. Just like a good Arthurian story should be. Looking forward to reading '...Tiffany Gun.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Recognized for his novels and screenplays, Aaron Latham created an iconic Western tale with 'Urban Cowboy.' He's done it again with 'Code Of The West,' a pleasurable blend of the Arthurian legend and cowboy lore. This epic tale, which spans three generations, introduces Jimmy Goodnight, a former Comanche captive, who runs a cattle empire, the Home Ranch. One-eyed Jimmy visits a county fair where he accomplishes a feat that has defeated the strongest Texans - he smoothly pulls an ax from an anvil. After Jimmy and his crew rescue a beautiful young woman, Revelie Sanborn, from an evil outlaw, Jimmy falls hopelessly in love. Reverting to the Comanche tongue, he tells Revelie, 'My mind cries for you.' They marry. But living happily ever after isn't in the cards with the appearance of Jimmy's best friend, Jack Loving (remember Lancelot?) Desperados, feuds, jealousy, rebellion, chivalry, love, and sacrifice are all part and parcel of this adventuresome, highly enjoyable tale. Kudos to Aaron Latham.