Sunday, April 10, 2011

Run-on sentences in the land of the West!

I've been sorting through a mixed lot of old Western paperbacks, and I'm having a lot of fun in the process, because they are a hoot!

Here's a heck of a run-on sentence from the back of "Gringo Gun" by E.E. Halleran:

"Caught in a vicious power struggle between feuding factions, fearful of betrayal by the intense, dark-eyed Jessie, who has a long memory for the past and more courage than most men, and menaced by the wild Chiricahua Apaches with fierce grudges of their own, Tom finds he must draw upon every ounce of his nerve and cunning just to live."


Other things I've come across?

Apparently the "EDGE" paperbacks make up "the most violent Westerns in print," w/titles like "Massacre Mission" & "School for Slaughter"!

"He rode south to Texas to face a juggernaut of death." -- Blurb from paperback of "The Outlaw Josey Wales" by Forrest Carter.

Another great Western blurb:"His six gun brought law to the river and hell to him!" from Forbidden River by Al Cody.

Gringo Gun image borrowed from the great Retro Hound blog site.