Monday, June 04, 2012

Westerns @ BPL - Appaloosa

Celebrate Rodeo Week in Brooks with the Brooks Public Library. This week we’re introducing you to the Westerns genre and showing you titles and authors that you may be missing out on.

Readers looking for a western written by a contemporary author may be interested in reading Robert B. Parker’s Appaloosa. In this story, Virgil Cole and Everett Hitch arrive in Appaloosa to find a small, dusty town suffering at the hands of a renegade rancher Randall Bragg, a man who has so little regard for the law that he has taken supplies, horses and women for his own and left the city marshal and one of his deputies for dead. Cole and Hitch, itinerant lawmen, are used to cleaning up after opportunistic thieves, but in Bragg they find an unusually wily adversary- one who raises the stakes by playing not with the rules, but with emotions.

Written in 2005, this book also became a feature film starring Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, Renée Zellweger and Jeremy Irons. This book was also followed by three more books about Hitch and Cole – Resolution, Brimstone, and Blue-Eyed Devil. You can find these books available for check out from the Brooks Public Library.