A pattern has emerged in the western fiction of Mr. Richard Prosch.
1. His characters are not fictional constructs, but real people leading real lives. They have genuine human emotions and converse in real genuine dialogue.
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2. No matter where you think his stories are going, they take you somewhere else. And they're always worth the ride.
Those are two excellent reasons to check out his latest collection of western tales, One Against a Gun Horde.
If the title has a dime novel ring to it, that’s no accident. The book’s title story is an ingenious mash-up of Old West reality and dime novel imagination. It’s a fine lead-in to the collection, and the other five stories keep pace, delivering generous portions of wit, humor and down-home Nebraska authenticity. The writing is rich, smooth, and goes down easy, making it all the more satisfying as each tale follows its own crooked trail to a surprising conclusion.
That’s it. I ain’t telling you any more. You’ll just have to read this for yourself. Get it here:One Against a Gun Horde