O. Henry (11 September, 1862 – 5 June, 1910) was an American writer, known for his short stories.
When I was about half way in the novella, I didn’t know if I was reading a supernatural story, or one about a man’s sanity spiraling down to oblivion. It turned out that this story is a bit of both, exploring the traumas of childhood and how it affects adults’ lives.
Rodney William Whitaker (12 June, 1931 – 14 December, 2005) was an author, educator, and film scholar. Mr. Whitaker wrote under several nom de plumes, but the most famous one was Trevanian.
There is lots of good banter, sometimes you can’t tell if the character is saying, thinking, or just gesturing (oh, you) but the author gets the feeling across efficiently and quickly which makes the reading much more pleasurable.
This is not just a “making of” book, a piece of fluff Hollywood marketing, but an honest look at the difficulties and sacrifices many people make to make this vision come to life (or the theater).
Unlike many other similar books I’ve read, the author does not try to force tears out of the reader (something I dislike), but instead tells a good story with all the tragedy and happiness which happens in life.
The storytelling is not fast, but not crawling either, a pace I would imagine Texas moves to and always has been. The author captures the time of the country abided by its own unwritten laws, enforced by rough quite men.
It is a brave endeavor to write a sequel or a prequel to existing, classic novels and Mr. Motion does justice to Stevenson’s style and story.
House of Earth by Woody Guthrie is a recently published novel by the famed folk singer. The novel was finished in 1947 and is the only fully realized novel of the author.
Morgan Kane has lost all his money in a game of poker in St. Louis, while he senses that the game was rigged, he can’t prove it, so he shrugs it off and heads back to Texas. However, the crooks who took his money also have a personal vendetta against the Ranger and use a beautiful woman as bait.