The Night Horseman

The Night HorsemanThis Book Was Converted From Its Physical Edition To The Digital Format By A Community Of Volunteers You May Find It For Free On The Web Purchase Of The Kindle Edition Includes Wireless Delivery Westernov paparbacky vydavate stva N vrat zo zlat ch dev desiatych. The story of a man, a horse, and a dog What is the story Not the one you might expect from such an early Western, that s for sure Nor are the man, the horse, or the dog exactly as you would expect The man isanimal than man, the horsehuman than horse, the dogwolf than dog Whistling Dan Barry is one strange dude Slender framed, softly spoken and with apologetic eyes, he lives alone under the stars and follows the wild geese, uninterested in other people unless they crossThe story of a man, a horse, and a dog What is the story Not the one you might expect from such an early Western, that s for sure Nor are the man, the horse, or the dog exactly as you would expect The man isanimal than man, the horsehuman than horse, the dogwolf than dog Whistling Dan Barry is one strange dude Slender framed, softly spoken and with apologetic eyes, he lives alone under the stars and follows the wild geese, uninterested in other people unless they cross his path.Jerry and Mac Strann are two mean brothers he crosses paths with when the former takes a fancy to Satan, the peerless black horse which he alone can ride Then the latter messes with his dog, Black Bart.Like I said, Whistling Dan is one weird hombre Is he completely feral Is he a werewolf Is he an unexplainable force of nature, like the wind he whistles into Doctor Byrne, an intelligent but weak man of science whose contrast to Barry is one of the stories strongpoints, calls him anatavismHere s Barry when his old running mate Buck soon to be an enemy after an unusual incident meets up with him to bring him home to the adopted father and jilted bride he walked out on some months ago and in a previous bookI s pose you re bustin to find out the news about the folks, he said dryly, at last.The other sat with his hands loosely clasped in his lap His wide eyes looked far away, and there was about his lips that looseness, that lack of compression, which one sees so often in children He might have sat, in that posture, for the statue of thoughtlessness What folks he asked at last.Max Brand has a reputation as a writer of literary Westerns He was a contemporary of Zane Grey and I know that many consider him to have been the better writer I have read a few of Grey s books, I liked them, but none had a quality of prose or depth of character to rival The Night Horseman. This was good, strong, atmospheric stuff, though I did have a couple of reservations Firstly, I really think it would have helped if i had read that first book the series first, just to make somesense of the hero Secondly, Brand robbed us of the fitting climax the plot demanded.The next time i read a western though, it s going to be another by Brand If not that soon, then soon after that for sure.I ever get around to reading the first book in the series I may well revisit my rating of this installment too This was a really unusual western It s an old book I bought at the Wallowa library sale It was written in 1920 I liked it but it sure wasn t what I was expecting I think the night horseman was death The book reminded me a lot of the Brad Pitt movie, Meet Joe Black I would love to discuss this book with someone If anyone would like to read it I ll mail it to you just for postage fees. Like we say in France it does not break three leg to a duck.th story drowned itself after a while nothing really happened and the endguess I was already sleeping like a log at the time I was reading those last pagesor felt like I wasSo I won t try it again except if I m plagued by insomnia What an Author lThis man must have a Bibliography in his head Outstanding job This story is fabulous,and one of the really good ones I have read I have no doubt he is a great guy I liked it, but it was not as good as Untamed A little slow at times.I plan on reading the other 2 in the Dan Barry series. I liked this about 1 2 star less than the first in the series about Whistlin Dan The Untamed He is the total nature man, with the strength and cunning of a panther He and his horse and wolf dog communicate with one another marvelously, but he sure doesn t know how to relate to people well, even though he has a soft heart in some situations Tough and mean cowboys who don t know Dan tend to pick on him and make fun of him because of his small stature and quiet attitude most of the time Bu I liked this about 1 2 star less than the first in the series about Whistlin Dan The Untamed He is the total nature man, with the strength and cunning of a panther He and his horse and wolf dog communicate with one another marvelously, but he sure doesn t know how to relate to people well, even though he has a soft heart in some situations Tough and mean cowboys who don t know Dan tend to pick on him and make fun of him because of his small stature and quiet attitude most of the time But when they cross a certain line with him, he is regular tornado In this volume, most of the story revolves around Jerry, who Dan shot in a fair fight, and Jerry s older, meaner, nearly crazy brother Max, who stalks Dan across many chapters to get revenge for the shooting The third and last book of the series is The Seventh Man I listened to this book as a free download from LibriVox.org by an excellent reader First published in 1919 Is Moby Dick a story about a whale Don Quixote about windmills And does Max Brand write westerns As much as Tolstoy writes love stories The short answer is no The longer, they all write about what it means to be human In the sheer beauty of language stark and complex as the high desert, in the raw soul stirring sound of the migrating geese is laid bare the essence of the conflict between the wildness of the heart and the safety of settling Abandon yourself to the whistled tune and the w Is Moby Dick a story about a whale Don Quixote about windmills And does Max Brand write westerns As much as Tolstoy writes love stories The short answer is no The longer, they all write about what it means to be human In the sheer beauty of language stark and complex as the high desert, in the raw soul stirring sound of the migrating geese is laid bare the essence of the conflict between the wildness of the heart and the safety of settling Abandon yourself to the whistled tune and the wild hunt It was way too wordy and boody The character of Dan Barry was just weird Was he supposed to be walking around in a daze What was I supposed to feel for him I have the impression of a character like Don Knotts who everyone loves and fears. 2 in the Man, a horse and a dog Good read.