Friday, May 20, 2011
THE GUNFIGHTERS: THE BEST OF THE WEST
Fawcett Gold Medal books, in the 1980’s, decided to do a “Best of The West” series of short story books, each one spotlighting a particular group or mode of transportation so common to the Old West.
This one I was particularly interested in because the myth of the Gunfighter is celebrated here. I was especially psyched to see that Pat Garrett’s account of his killing of Billy The Kid leads off. However, it turned out to be (from what I remember) dull and uninsightful. The rest of the book, however, is worth the price of admission.