Western

Beyond Westernology 101

Westerns used to be all about cowboys and Indians, horses and cattle, blazing guns and action. While those elements are certainly tried and true and still worth paying attention to, these days, the western can take some very interesting turns. (Personally, I like all of the above with generous chunks of open skies, mountains, prairies & canyons thrown in!) But if you are looking for something a little beyond the traditional western, check out our Weirdly Western link. There you’ll find gothic westerns, westerns with horror or science fiction elements thrown in, and other stories that tend to play fast and loose with our much loved myths of the west.  Follow the link above, or click on the Books tab from our homepage and scroll down to Westerns, then look for the link on the left side on the page. Happy Hunting!

Robert B. Parker Takes On the Wild West

Titus Welliver (of television’s Deadwood fame) does an excellent job of reading

The Legendary Sounds of the West

Ennio MorriconeBack in the ‘60s composer Ennio Morricone, along with director Sergio Leone (both Italians) gave the western a whole new look, feel and soun

ANOTHER NOTCH IN ELMORE LEONARD’S GUN

Complete Western Stories of Elmore LeonardThis past June the Western Writers of America presented the Owen Wister Award to Elmore Leonard for his contributions to the literature of the west.

Have Gun Will Travel: the Western Heard

I’m a lucky man. I was caught in rush hour traffic coming out of Houston yesterday afternoon, but what could have been a miserable and frustrating trip was actually quite pleasant. I had Louis L’Amour in the car with me. At least, I had a collection of some of his western short stories on CD. Within moments after turning on the player I was completely tra

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