Sunday, May 18, 2014

ONE AGAINST A GUN HORDE: New Western Stories by Richard Prosch

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

6 comments:

Randy Johnson said...

Loved the collection myself.

Charles Gramlich said...

Glad you mentioned this. I thought I'd already bought it but apparently not. So I picked it up. I've been behind on everything I intended to do after being a week without the net.

Rick said...

Amazon.com says this is only 43 pages long. Those must be some very short stories.

Evan Lewis said...

One is half a page, but the others are respectable length. Hard to measure pages of an ebook.

Oscar said...

I know it's going to be good.

Richard Prosch said...

Thanks for the kind words! I had Fredric Brown in mind when writing these, having long admired his short (and short-short) work. A fun collection to put together, and big thanks to John Nesbitt for his swell introduction.