Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Good Old Boys

 The Lord made every person different. He could not understand why people were determined to make everyone the same.”

Elmer Kelton is on fire with this 1978 novel that introduces us to aging cowboy Hewey Calloway. We follow this amiable charmer as he confronts the changing world of what Texas and range life used to be with what it is becoming in 1906.

This novel is far from a shoot-em-up but is long on charm, amiable companionship, and rife with on-point observations from the gregarious and imminently likable Hewey Calloway.

The world may have left him and his kind behind, the world is worse for that loss.

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