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Posted: 9/14/2010 1:04:58 PM EDT
I am working on getting into the spirit of the gunslinger type of character for a novel that I am writing as a part of my Senior Project for my English BA.

What are some of the better action-oriented western/gunslinger writers or novels?

thanks
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:20:45 PM EDT
Lonesome Dove. Blood Meridian. Gone to Texas (novel The Outlaw Josie Whales is based on).
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:22:02 PM EDT
"The First Fast Draw" Louis L'amour

Cullen Baker was a badass
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:23:50 PM EDT
Riders of the Purple Sage.

Check out Zane Grey
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:54:17 PM EDT
The man in black fled across the desert....and the gunslinger followed.....

The Gunslinger....SK
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 1:54:35 PM EDT
If you want something with a bit of a fantasy/post-apocalypse spin on the gunslinger motif, check out the Jon Shannow novels by David Gemmell. Wolf in Shadow, The Last Guardian, & Bloodstone. I think there's also a collection of them called Chronicles of the Jerusalem Man, or something like that.

Those are some of my favorite books.
Link Posted: 9/14/2010 5:30:45 PM EDT
I like to read the William Johnstone/J A Johnstone stuff like the loner, last gunfighter and mountain man series. (William wrote the Out of the Ashes series if you are familiar with that)
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