Hondo
by Louis LíAmour

A good western. Well written. A page turner. Set in the deserts of Arizona--Apache country. Hondo is a white man who lived several years with Apaches and had a squaw who died. He is a scout for the U.S. Army. The book is neutral about the wars with the Indians. He meets a woman and her son on a ranch in the desert during an Apache uprising. It reminds me of Forrest Carterís book Watch for Me on the Mountain. Much of the writing about nature is poetic.

Year Read: 2004


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