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Ebook The Pistoleer by James Carlos Blake read! Book Title: The Pistoleer
The author of the book: James Carlos Blake
Date of issue: August 1st 1996
ISBN: 0425154122
ISBN 13: 9780425154120
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 38.97 MB
Edition: Berkley

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Excellent. If you like Cormac McCarthy, or Peter Matthiesen's Killing Mister Watson (which this book resembles, since Hardin's story is told through a variety of voices), you should enjoy The Pistoleer. Similar to Jesse James, Hardin was a product of the violent post Civl War era in Texas. But unlike James, Hardin was no robber. He could however shoot -- and with extreme accuracy (often right into an enemy's forehead or eye). The Hardin that emerges from Blake's version is young and prideful, but also loyal to friends and family. Still, Hardin's luck only lasted so long. Prison, and loss of a family he dearly loved, would turn the gunfighter into a lonely man out of touch with a rapidly changing world. His end, despite an admirable attempt at self reform (he became a lawyer), is totally bound up in the way he lived his life.

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Ebook The Pistoleer read Online! James Carlos Blake is one of the America's most highly regarded living authors of historical crime fiction. Born in Mexico, his family moved regularly when he was a child, living in various towns along the border and coast before finally settling in Texas when he was six. After a stint in the army, Blake attended the University of South Florida and received a Master's degree from Bowling Green State University, both universities where he would later teach. In 1997 he left teaching to write full-time.

Blake's first novel, The Pistoleer, was published in 1995 to overwhelming acclaim. Its unusual format—with each chapter told from a different character's perspective—caused critics to dub it an unusually promising debut. Since then Blake has written eight novels and one collection of stories, most of which dealt with real-life characters from the American west. He lives and works in Arizona.


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