Catlow
by Louis LíAmour

A bad short novel told by God about a Texas Ranger and his life-long friend Catlow who is an outlaw. The plot is contrived and has too many unlikely twists. It has too many treks across desserts. The motivation of the Texas Ranger is unclear and illogical. The attitude of Catlow is unbelievably cavalier. The book lacks the cleverness and the character development of LíAmourís typical westerns. It is the worst one of his books that I have read except the Hopalong Cassidy one. The book is half about Catlow, so the title is more relevant than usual.

Year Read: 2004


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