Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Christmas Out West

We don’t judge a man by the blood he was borned with. We measure him by the blood he’s got in his veins now, ‘cause we figure he made it whatever it is—good or bad.”-Caddo Cameron “Gunman’s Christmas”

One for the season. Veteran anthologists Bill Pronzini and Martin H. Greenberg give us a dozen holiday themed stories and three yule poems from S. Omar Barker.

It is mainly even reading, with Jack Schaefer’s “Stubby Pringle’s Christmas” capping it all off nicely.

Of the dozen stories the brief tale “Winter Harvest” by John Prescott stands tall.

I can think of worse ways to spend a season’s evening than to dip into this volume

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