AuthorsDen.com  Join (free) | Login 

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!

Signed Bookstore | Authors | eBooks | Books | Stories | Articles | Poetry | Blogs | News | Events | Reviews | Videos | Success | Gold Members | Testimonials

Featured Authors: Henry Miranda, iMarty Young, iScott Boyd, iJ. Joy Matthews Alford - Sistah Joy, iCheri Dohnal, iCraig Nagasugi, iCynthia Roberts, i
  Home > Western > Articles
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

J.S. Bradford

· Become a Fan
  Notify me of new titles
  added by this author.

· 51 titles
· 27 Reviews
· Share with Friends!
· Save to My Library
·
Member Since: Apr, 2010

   Sitemap
   Contact Author
   Read Reviews

Books
· Don't Bury Us

· Reversed on Appeal

· Curse of the Covenant

· Relics of the Covenant

· Grail Tale

· Creatures of the Covenant


Articles
· Backstory 2--Book Review

· The Devil in Massachusetts--Book Review

· Stonewalled--Book Review

· Sons of Wichita--Book Review

· Shakespeare's Secret Messiah--Book Review

· Max Brand, the Big Westerner--Book Review

· The Communist--Book Review

· The Pulp Jungle--Book Review

· Duty--Book Review

· Caesar's Messiah--Book Review


News
· International Thriller Writers, Inc.

· Western Writers of America

J.S. Bradford, click here to update your web pages on AuthorsDen.

The Searchers--Book Review
By J.S. Bradford
Last edited: Saturday, January 01, 2011
Posted: Thursday, December 09, 2010



Share    Print   Save  Become a Fan
Recent articles by
J.S. Bradford

• Backstory 2--Book Review
• The Devil in Massachusetts--Book Review
• Stonewalled--Book Review
• Sons of Wichita--Book Review
• Shakespeare's Secret Messiah--Book Review
• Max Brand, the Big Westerner--Book Review
• The Communist--Book Review
           >> View all 45
The Searchers by Alan LeMay, published by Harper and Brothers, reviewed by J.S.Bradford

 

This is the novel that was the basis and inspiration for the classic John Ford movie starring John Wayne. The novel stands by itself as a great western. It possesses a uniquely American blend of characters, plot, theme and place; all that plus great dialogue and an abundance of irony. One of the best lines is when the leader of the Rangers, Colonel Sol Clinton, approaches the Comanche camp of Yellow Buckle, aka, “the forever elusive Chief Scar,” and instructs his men, “Leave us go amongst them.” A key moment is the revelation of the history of the ornament inscribed “Made in England.” Amos lies and tells Debbie it was inscribed with the words, “Ethan to Judith,” identifying the scalped parents of Martin Pauley. Of special interest is the author’s sweeping knowledge of Native American tribes.
~Reviewed by J.S. Bradford

 

 

 

f

Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!


Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!



Books by
J.S. Bradford



Don't Bury Us

Buy Options
Kindle, Nook, more..




Reversed on Appeal

Buy Options
Kindle, Nook, more..




Creatures of the Covenant

Buy Options
Kindle, Nook, more..




Curse of the Covenant

Buy Options
Kindle, Nook, more..




Grail Tale

Buy Options
Kindle, Nook, more..




Relics of the Covenant

Buy Options
Kindle, Nook, more..


Popular
Western Articles
  1. For What it's Worth: The Top Ten Western F
  2. Cattle Rustling in the Wild West
  3. Humor out West

You can also search authors by alphabetical listing: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z



Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us


Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen

AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.