Number of posts: 63
Location: Jersey Shore
Tobacco: Old Dublin, SG Perfection
Pipe: Armellini, Cobs and Dr.Grabows, Medicos to start
Registration date: 2011-08-03
|Subject: Zane Grey Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:03 pm|| |
Any Zane Gray fans out there? Currently reading some of his non-fiction fishing stories. Well written, indeed.
Number of posts: 518
Location: West Chicagoland
Tobacco: IRC VA Flake
PS Cube Cut
Both "BS" blends
Registration date: 2012-02-06
|Subject: Re: Zane Grey Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:44 pm|| |
New Riders of the Purple Sage.... the book and the band who took the name!
Number of posts: 72
Location: Waycross, GA / Front Royal, VA
Tobacco: Dunhill Elizabethan Mixture,C&D's Pennington Gap, Night Train, Exhausted Rooster, Kajun Kake, Ridin' the Raid. pretty much any VA or VA/PER.
C&D's 2 friends blends - Redwood
Pipe: A few new ones.
Registration date: 2011-06-17
|Subject: Re: Zane Grey Sat Apr 13, 2013 7:39 pm|| |
HUGE GREY FAN!!!!!!! After collecting all of the L'Amour westerns I began with his stuff.
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Tobacco: All. Tobacco whore. Strong preference for Middleton OTCs, Escudo, Stormfront, and C & D's Epiphany--probably in that order, with a sprinkling of McClelland now and then.
Pipe: Missouri Meerschaum, Peterson, Dunhill--probably in that order.
Registration date: 2011-04-08
|Subject: Re: Zane Grey Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:06 pm|| |
I like to read Louis L'Amour westerns whenever I feel the need to cleanse my mental palate, so to speak. No-nonsense men and women, true to their moral beliefs, simple stories told in a straightforward manner. Most writers of "serious" literature today are whack-jobs who need psychotherapy or want to give that impression. Sex and violence, always useful in a story, has been debased to the point of being mechanical, even with some of the better thriller writers. Boring, unless you're 14 years old. Another favorite writer of mine for portraying decent people is the late Neville Shute, a Brit. My favorite of his is probably "A Town Like Alice" or maybe "Trustee from the Toolroom." I might give Zane Grey a shot.
Edit: If you have a taste for any of the above, don't neglect Frank Spearman's "Whispering Smith" or Jack Schaefer's "Shane" or Charles Porter's (?) "True Grit." All are better than the movies made from them, as is usually the case.