--- In email@example.com, "Channing" <filmtroll@...> wrote:
> Interesting topic as I'm working my way through Cowboy novels right now.
> I'd recommend "The Ox-Bow Incident" by Walter Van Tillburg Clark as a great Cowboy noir. Published in 1940 as an intentional deconstruction of the Western (as in Cowboy) novel.
> Sinister and surreal, dark and hopeless, but also quintessentially of the Old West. It's about cattle rustling and frontier justice which would be difficult to transpose to a modern setting.
And don't forget grandaddy Max Brand... still readable, lots of copies around.
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