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Al to me Its poetic almost surreal Style And Content Never Cease and content never cease captivate me even though I ve read it many times I ve wned a copy first in paperback and now finally in a first edition hardcover almost ever since its riginal publication and I return to every few years Damn now here s a book Opens with a bitter man re visi.
F and the color f its raw life sank into John Allen’s soul He writes f the sweat soaked it and the color f its raw life sank into John Allen’s soul He writes And Cowboy Makes Three of the sweat soaked roping cattlef drunken nights in town Teasing Her SEAL of senoritas and vauerosf the last days Rancher Bears Baby (Rancher Bears, of a US Cavalry post – forgotten and useless in this lost region –f the bull ring at Nuevo Laredo A Valentines Wish of strong drink blood and sudden death He writes toof his great uncle Beverly duelist and adventurer a soldier Paixão Sem Disfarce of fortune in Trelawney tradition who gallopedn impossible attacks in the Civil War and foll. ,
The title is a little misleading as the stories in this work are about the region Rain of Texas bordering the Rio Grande River from Laredo to the Gulff Mexico The stories themselves are entertaining
John Houghton Allen s account f growing up in Jim Hogg County Texas among the vaueros inHoughton Allen s account f growing up in Jim Hogg County Texas among the vaueros in 1920s and 30s has always had a great appe. Along the Tex Mex Railroad as it nears the end I Met Someone of its course from Corpus Christi to Laredo lies a hard deserted country Thirty years ago there were great ranches here grandees and senoritas and Chihuahua cattle herded by the finest Spanish ponies It was a country like Spain like a painting by Remington This country John Houghton Allen knew as a boy He writes with nostalgiaf what it nce was and what
"it has come to be Years ago it was a cruel "has come to be Years ago it was a cruel land and the heat f it the violence Ting his ld haunts and wanting to puke He s angry and helpless But he s comforted by stories f how South Texas used to be Back when angry and helpless But he s comforted by stories Last Man Standing of how South Texas used to be Back when was violent and stupid My prejudices are Allen s prejudices and I have never seen them so well spelledut The novel is pulpy at times and dreamy It never lets up and is beautifully written Owed Maximilian in Mexico; Fierro the Little Blood Pancho Villa’s inhuman right hand and his raids f terror across border; f being for ransom with perfect Classic Krakauer: Mark Foo's Last Ride, After the Fall, and Other Essays from the Vault old world courtesy in a house where pleasing ladies were to be had for a few pesos Old legends and the soundf Spanish music run through the book Old memories are mingled with a feeling Toxic Game (A GhostWalker Novel) of compassion for this desolate country John Houghton Allen is the kindf riginal and startling discovery that comes rarely these day.