Yondering

Yondering Over the years I have been proud to write about the men and women of the American frontier But I have written many stories with entirely different settings which I have long wanted to share with my re

  • Title: Yondering
  • Author: Louis L'Amour
  • ISBN: 9780553282030
  • Page: 303
  • Format: Paperback
  • Over the years I have been proud to write about the men and women of the American frontier But I have written many stories with entirely different settings which I have long wanted to share with my readers I have collected some of these in Yondering They are glimpses of what my own life was like during the early years Those were the rough years often I was hungry, ou Over the years I have been proud to write about the men and women of the American frontier But I have written many stories with entirely different settings which I have long wanted to share with my readers I have collected some of these in Yondering They are glimpses of what my own life was like during the early years Those were the rough years often I was hungry, out of work and facing situations such as I have since written about Although these stories take place in a variety of locales, they are stories of people living under conditions similar to the way they might have lived on the frontier I hope you ll enjoy Yondering Louis L Amour

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    1. Jan. 26, 2012Best known for his Westerns, Louis L'Amour actually wrote stories and novels set in a variety of times and places. Like his Westerns, though, all of these tend to feature strong heroes who are macho but moral (and he well understood that these aren't contradictory qualities!), and who face physical and other challenges not unlike those that might have arisen on the Western frontier. The grist for these yarns came mainly from personal experience (though he also read voraciously): aft [...]

    2. In this 1989 revised edition, L'Amour tells more tales of his early seafaring days. How do you survive in a port between ships when money is short? What kind of unique characters existed out there? They may not have been cowboys, but they had the frontier spirit. As usual, L'Amour's recollections and embellishments are well-crafted and memorable.

    3. A collection of short stories from the life of Louis L'Amour, the preeminent author of western fiction in America. These are word snapshots of different experiences in his life that give the reader a better understanding of what made him tick, and what went into the cooking pot that made him who he was. I was especially touched by his story titled "The Man Who Stole Shakespeare." He spoke of following a man whom he had observed to shoplift a book in a small bookstore, only to discover that he wa [...]

    4. Any writer who wants to see how a master constructs tight, well-structured short stories should read this book. L'Amour was best known for his westerns, but these tales were influenced by his years as a merchant sailor traveling the world. He captures the gritty realism and hard times he experienced, and yet the stories are often uplifting. If you want to understand how a guy could sell 100 million books, read a few stories from Yondering and it will make perfect sense.

    5. Louis was more interesting as a person than his fiction, and these stories from the pulp days are based on his global, journeyman blue collar work experience. Decent stuff, nothing exceptional but perfect for a airplane read.

    6. Yondering was a fascinating book, filled with nostalgia and really intense writing. It's definitely worth reading and easily gets interesting within the first few pages.

    7. This is outside his western genre work but excellent stuff. I particularly enjoyed the stories of Shanghai. The merchant seamen pieces were great as well. Well worth the time.

    8. Short stories are okay, but I had enough by page 121. There were some stories I real liked and I was really enjoying then the story ended. Others that I pushed through and was glad when they ended.Stories ranged from miners caught in a cave in, battles fought in the mountains and sand to a cruise liner sinking at sea. There were stories of adventure, more of survival and the slowest times in a sailors life: stranded in port.Stick this book in a desk drawer or glove box and read a story at lunch [...]

    9. An okay anthology, but extremely jarring in the clash the stories have to one another. As well as the fact many really have no resolution. They just seem to end. The book winds up being rather meandering. Some of stories seem to be related to one another in time period and characters, but have little to no connection to one another. It's ultimately a disappointing read for me. This saddens me, as I like this author's work and enjoy reading his books. Even more depressing is that I ended up skim [...]

    10. I put this in westerns to go along with my other L'Amour stuff but it's really a collection of short memoir material from L'Amour about his early wandering days, before he settled down to write full time. I thought it was just wonderful. All the pieces here are short but many are very touching and very revalatory. Lots of intersting characters show up. Something good to read for those who think L'Amour can only write genre adventure.

    11. Louis L'Amour is well known for his westerns but he also wrote quite a few stories about other sorts of adventure. This volume collects some of the stories that he wrote in his early days, covering tales from his adventures in Singapore and in World War II, etc. Many of these stories relate to his own personal experiences with only a few names changed to protect the innocent.A good collection of stories that prove once again, what an amazing life he led before and during his writing career.

    12. An adventure is just romanticized trouble.I have always loved Louis L'Amour's writting since I was a child, and this was no exception.Like most people, I know him for his western stories, but this collectuon of short stories gives light to some of his other works as well as a look into his own life.I learned and felt a lot of things alongside of him and the characters in his stories.I will forever love his work, and this look into his life only strengthened that love.

    13. I went through a big L'Amour phase in late high school and college. I read all of Steve's and often bought a new one for the plane ride home.

    14. I liked a couple of the stories in this book, but didn't care for some of the others. Not sure why, as I never had a problem with his other "non-westerns".

    15. PGI don't think much of Lamore's novels, but he tells a wicked short story. If you don't like most of his work, try this collection before completely giving up on him.

    16. Bought this and read again in fall of 2013.Interesting stories and insight into the fascinating life experiences of L'Amour.

    17. A collection of tales and thoughts of and by Louis L'Amour. Up to his usual high quality. The geography of his locations is accurate.

    18. A collection of early short stories with brief commentary from Louis L'Amour about each story and his writing process. Solid. Very effective.

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