Re: RARA-AVIS: Gunsmoke and Shane

From: Michael Robison (
Date: 13 Jul 2006

Ed Lynskey wrote:

I haven't read Zane Grey in years but I seem to remember in _Riders_ a band of vicious Mormons or something like that at work in the plot.

************* Yup! It starts out with a group of them getting ready to whip a "Gentile" for hanging around a rich Mormon widow. She closes her eyes and whispers a prayer for intervention and bad-ass Lassiter rides right into the picture. It would be labeled hopelessly corny nowadays because it doesn't pay lip service to the cynical "modern worldview."


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