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Subject: Can you help me?
Date Posted: 9/22/2007 5:40 PM ET
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I am trying to find some good deals on those old westerns for Daddy while he recuperates. I do not know any authors except for Louis L'amour,  but that is the genre he likes to read.

If you have any of these and would be willing to make me a deal on them, I would really appreciate it!

Date Posted: 9/22/2007 5:58 PM ET
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Go to the Western forum.  Not only is someone offering a deal there right now, but you can post this same question there and perhaps get someone to PM you a deal.  Good luck!

Date Posted: 9/22/2007 9:00 PM ET
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John Jakes is a wonderful author.  He is known as the grandfather of historical fiction. His books range from the Revolution and Civil War through the early 1900's. I have a series called the Kent family chronicles. If you want to check him out and see if you think your dad would like them I can give you a very generous deal. LYN

Date Posted: 9/22/2007 9:20 PM ET
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Thanks, Julie. I looked at the Vories when she posted in here, but I don't think they are that shoot-em-up type he likes. He said that when they add romance and/or moral dilemmas, it turns them into "literature"...rotfl

And thank you for your offer, Lyn! I read some of Jakes books and liked them, so I don't think they would work for him. I even tried to get him interested in some of my mysteries, but he said he had to think too hard to read them....lol

Side note: Did you know that Phenergan can make a person sleepy? And did you know that when you wake up a person who is asleep because they were given Phenergan that they wake up in a REALLY bad mood??? I never knew this before, but now.....I do

Date Posted: 9/22/2007 9:29 PM ET
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Anti-emitics do make you sleepy, but I don't know about the bad mood thing.  It does cause confusion, so that may be where the bad mood is coming from. 

Date Posted: 9/22/2007 10:06 PM ET
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For any lover of the Western genre, Louis L'Amour is the benchmark, the touchstone. However, there are a few other authors out there that your father may enjoy. Some well known names are Max Brand, Clay Fisher, Luke Short. There is also the Sudden series by Oliver Strange/Frederick Christian. Sorry I don't have any on my bookshelf right now but I get my hands on any which I already have, I will let you know.

All the authors I have names write "shoot-them-ups" which he should enjoy. :) BTW I agree about him about the so-called "adulteration" of genres. I like my genres well defined, whether they are Westerns or mysteries/thrillers. A romantic interest is one thing (love is one of the most common motives in any story, including real life, after all) but when that starts to overshadow the actual plot, it is time to draw the line. Of course, that is just my preference.

And yes, Phenergan, like any other anti-histamine (Benadryl comes to mind), can make you very sleepy.


Date Posted: 9/22/2007 11:17 PM ET
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Zane Grey ( I think that's how you spell his name) Look him up. My dad loved Mr. Lamore and the other author he loved was Grey. I hope I'm spelling both names right. Good Luck.
Date Posted: 9/23/2007 2:14 AM ET
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Dartha,  my husband really likes the William Johnstone  westerns.  Johnstone has a website .  You can look on there and see what you think.  Marci S. 

Date Posted: 9/23/2007 5:18 AM ET
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Another good one that ranks up there with Zane Grey and Louis L'Amour is Ralph Cotton. I have this on the authority of two avid western readers who don't care for much romance in the west, just the guns & horses :)

Other good western authors they approve of and enjoy include:

I know Marcus (my DH) will offer you a deal on his westerns. He just happens to still be asleep :)  Just pick out what you are interested in, send him a list and ask him what he will take for them.

The authors that I have linked above, take you to his shelf's listings by those authors.

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