Sunday, June 18, 2017

Law of the Desert Born

Law of the Desert Born
author: Louis L'Amour
name: Wayne
average rating: 3.63
book published: 1983
rating: 4
read at: 2013/11/26
date added: 2017/06/18
shelves: graphic-novels
Law of the Desert Born is a graphic novel adaptation of the story by Louis L'Amour. A murder in a western town brings out a posse, but there may be more to the story than there appears.

The story opens with Marone riding into town and shooting a man in what appears to be cold blood. The town sheriff gets a posse together, including a jailed man named Lopez, to track him down. Marone seems to always be one step ahead, but Lopez is a good tracker and has history with Marone, which is told in flashbacks. The story narrows the posse down until it's only a couple people fighting it out in a harsh desert environment.

The graphic novel adaptation is by Charles Santino from a script by Beau L'Amour and Katherine Nolan and is based on the famous short story by Louis L'Amour. The art by Thomas Yeates is black and white and reminds me of old western films from when I was a kid. Included with the graphic novel is a great essay about the story behind the story. It includes the history of the story and the iterations it's had. There is also biographical information about Louis L'Amour. I really enjoyed it.

I was given a review copy of this graphic novel by Random House and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for letting me review this fine graphic novel.

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