Do you still read Cowboy Western novels?

@veejay19 (3590)
India
April 9, 2010 2:31am CST
Hi guys, during my childhood i was brought up on a surfeit of cowboy comics .As kids we used to play cowboys and Indians using toy pistols,toy rifles and wearing hats or feathers in our hair, Indian style.those were great times. Our favourite heroes were Roy Rojers, Gene Autry, The Lone Ranger and his Indian sidekick Tonto, the Cisco Kid,Wild Bill Hickock and a host of others. When i grew up, ie in my teens i graduated in reading Cowboy Western novels.My favourite author was Zane Gray since his descriptive powers were simply fantastic. I can`t recall the other writers as there were many of them.Its now over 40 years since i read Westerns ans sometimes feel that i should read one again. do you still read any of these at present? Please share.
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@udayrao2 (782)
• India
10 Apr 10
Hi Vijay Earlier & in younger days, Yes. And you know that both oif us used to do that and even exchange those books and comics etc- but nowadays no- if at all at times if I come across a western comic I may read but such comics are hard to find these days; but I still see old western films especially the classic ones - they do not make that many western cowboy films these days I think, but surely after couple of years they will again be in the trend like all likes/dislikes and fashion. And you forgot your main character- Zorro!! By the way I do not have any of the old ones with me - if you have let me know Bye & regards
@veejay19 (3590)
• India
11 Apr 10
I wish had, Uday.I stopped reading such books ages back.
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@veejay19 (3590)
• India
11 Apr 10
More than Zorro there was another character with a whip, Lash Larue? Remember him?
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@bellis716 (4804)
• United States
10 Apr 10
I, too, grew up reading Zane Gray and other writers of western stories. I still enjoy them but am more likely to listen to an audio book than to actually read one. You see, I like to be able to do something else, like working on one of my quilts, while listening to the story.
@veejay19 (3590)
• India
11 Apr 10
What is an audio book? It must be like story telling. However i tend to fall asleep when listening and prefer to read. Thanks for your comment.
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@bellis716 (4804)
• United States
12 Apr 10
An audio book is one that has been put on tape or on a CD. They are sometimes, but not always, condensed.
@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
16 Apr 10
My Dad used to love Westerns. He would berate Mum for reading "trashy romance" magazines but it was okay for him to read his Westerns. I quite like to read a bit of "trashy romance" myself and lately these have include some with an old western type setting with Indians or cowboys as the hero. They are delightful!
@veejay19 (3590)
• India
17 Apr 10
yes, tickle me pink, many of the Western novels had romantic overtures and were not always bang bang shoot shoot!
@enola1692 (3325)
• United States
12 Apr 10
I still read louie lamour novels he is a pretty god writter
@veejay19 (3590)
• India
13 Apr 10
Yes, he is one author who`s books i also read. I forgot his name since it has been a very long time, over 50 yrs i think.
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@dorannmwin (36656)
• United States
12 Apr 10
When I was much younger, this wasn't something that I was ever involved in, and I will admit that I still don't really read Westerns. What I do remember, however, is watching the old Western movies on television when I was younger. As far as the Western movies go, I don't watch them nearly as often as I did when I was younger, but there are times that I will watch them when I am flipping through the television looking for something different to watch.
@veejay19 (3590)
• India
12 Apr 10
Unfortunately i don`t get to watch western movies on tv since they are not shown here in India.
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
10 Apr 10
I do love me a good Western Novel though truthfully I've only read one that could be classified as such. Willy Nelson has a book out "A Tale Out Of Luck". It's a real good read, it's a short book too! I love Westerns, "down in the plains", 1800's kind of books.
@veejay19 (3590)
• India
11 Apr 10
See if you can a Western book by Zane Gray. His descriptive powers of the countryside are out of the world though the books are a little slow moving but still absorbing.
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@crazydaisy (3899)
• Canada
9 Apr 10
Yes I remeber doing those things playing cowboys and indians they are really great I got alot of pictures from when they came to Toronto when I was kid they sign them all from Ciso Kid,Tonto and the Lone Ranger, That's only a few I got alot more.I would check out where you can get them to read or watch my friend watch alot of western movies so I would say look up on internet and see. GOOD LUCK. cd
@veejay19 (3590)
• India
11 Apr 10
In our childhood days were fun playing cowboys and indians and the Western movies of that time were great too with stars like John Wayne,Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, Gregory Peck, etc. Who can forget Mackenna`s Gold?
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@celticeagle (123508)
• Boise, Idaho
9 Apr 10
Westerns were very popular when I was growing up in the late 50's to early 60's. I loved to watch Roy Rogers, all the ones you mentioned. Then came Cheyenne, Big Valley, Wagon Train, Maverick, Bonanza and ,don't forget, Palladin. Oh, those were the days. When right was right and wrong was wrong. My mother loved Zane Grey and read alot of his books. I never read any of these but loved to watch the tv shows.
@veejay19 (3590)
• India
12 Apr 10
Yeah, those were the days my friend... we thought they`d never end...Some more names, How the West was Won, Gunfight at O.K. Corral with Burt Lancaster as Marshall Wyatt Earp. Jesse James,Mackennas Gold etc.I think you should read Zane Gray`s books, they capture the essence of the Wild West.
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@valkerion (1829)
• United Kingdom
9 Apr 10
I do not read western novels, but I love the movies!
@veejay19 (3590)
• India
11 Apr 10
Yes, the movies were great too especially the old b and w ones starring John Wayne, Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas etc.You don`t get such calibre movies nowadays. but you should read Westerns novels too.
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