Best Action Adventure and Western Books
Category: Action Adventure & Western
Best Classic Western Books
Great western books didn't end with Louis L'Amor! Since then great classic western novels roll out every year, from Zane Grey to Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove to more recent books that have been turned into movies like The Sisters Brothers.
Who doesn't love a great western tale?
Whether you prefer gunfighters and unnamed cowboys protecting the western town or cattle drives full of drama or the hooker with a heart of gold there to help the card sharp, you'll love these gritty sweeping classic western books!
New Classic Western Books
Plump, lazy, and spoiled Nigel enters an unwanted new life--work or starve. After Comanche slaughter his family, Nigel is alone and starving. A passing mule train finds him. In the next town, Nigel's choice is an orphanage or apprentice on train.
The Pulitzer Prize–winning American classic of the American West that follows two aging Texas Rangers embarking on one last adventure. An epic of the frontier, Lonesome Dove is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America.
Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic, Lonesome Dove is a book to make us laugh, weep, dream, and remember.
A BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST
AND A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: Publishers Weekly • Amazon • Hudson Booksellers • Washington Post
Hermann Kermit Warm is going to die. The enigmatic and powerful man known only as the Commodore has ordered it, and his henchmen, Eli and Charlie Sisters, will make sure of it. Though Eli doesn’t share his brother’s appetite for whiskey and killing, he’s never known anything else. But their prey isn’t an easy mark, and on the road from Oregon City to Warm’s gold-mining claim outside Sacramento, Eli begins to question what he does for a living-and whom he does it for.
With The Sisters Brothers, Patrick deWitt pays homage to the classic Western, transforming it into an unforgettable comic tour de force. Filled with a remarkable cast of characters-losers, cheaters, and ne’er-do-wells from all stripes of life-and told by a complex and compelling narrator, it is a violent, lustful odyssey through the underworld of the 1850s frontier that beautifully captures the humor, melancholy, and grit of the Old West and two brothers bound by blood, violence, and love.
Coop Malloy has a big heart and a quick temper. He's taken in his ten-year-old niece and her companion and there's nothing he won't do to protect them.