Friday, June 1, 2012

Ghost Colts, Bad Wind Blowing, and Dust of the Damned- Brandvold’s Weird Westerns

Lately I’ve been turned off by one of my favorite western writers, Peter Brandvold.  Maybe I keep pickup the wrong books, but they never seem to be what I am looking for.  I think the problem is that I keep trying to read his series work, which I am finding a bit formulaic.  You know what’s really good?  His one-shot ebook weird westerns.  I reviewed Bad Wind Blowing last year and loved it.  I also just finished Ghost Colts, a cool ghost story.  Maybe I just need to stick to this part of his writing.  Dust of the Damned, Mean Pete’s werewolf western, came out recently, perhaps I’ll give that a shot next.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Slap, I wonder if you'd like to give my Merkabah Rider weird western series a try. I'd be willing to provide you with some .pdfs if you're interested.

    Set in the 1880's Southwest Territories, it follows the adventures of a Hasidic gunslinger tracking the renegade teacher who betrayed his mystic Jewish order of astral travelers for the Great Old Ones of the Lovecraftian Mythos. Along the way he tangles with a bordello of succubi, a rampaging animated windmill, a possessed ex-Confederate sharpshooter, and saddles up with Doc Holiday, Dave Mather, Geronimo, and Josie Earp among others.

    You can read the first three pages of the first book (Tales of A High Planes Drifter) right here, as well as a couple reviews -

    You can drop me a line through the blog or at caledreATgmailDOTcom.