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  1. says:

    Hondo was author Louis L’Amour’s 1953 publication and shares with Arthur C Clarke’s 2001 A Space Odyssey the distinction of actually being a novelization of a successful film The 1953 film starring John Wayne and Geraldine Page was actually based upon a short story by L’Amour entitled “The Gift of Cochise”The narrative follows loner western icon Hondo Lane in his dealings with General Crook’s command the local Apache tribes and a romantic contact with Mrs Angie Lowe Set in the 1870s or 1880s in the inhospitable southwest L’Amour describes the events in his lean but vivid style Told with surprising warmth and emotional sensitivity for a western some of the memorable scenes are not fighting but Hondo’s interactions with and his dynamic relationship with Lowe and her young son Johnny L’Amour also does a better than average job at portraying the Apaches as than marauding savages and this objective empathy adds depth to his storyI tend to be a literary omnivore enjoying writing in various and sundry genres and Hondo was described by none other than John Wayne as being the finest western he’d ever read Strong praise from a notable source This is a fine western and also a very enjoyable book for any genre


  2. says:

    Hondo Lane a tough chain smoker a man don't condemn him this is the 19th Century when it was considered good for you without any deep roots He is living day to day in the harsh southwest US Hondo loses his horse during an Indian ambush he is lucky though keeping his precious hair This the long ago time of the 1870's in Apache territory Arizona before becoming a state not a good day for sight seeing the scorching desert will kill you as well as the nativesThe loner walks carrying his saddle and with the faithful mongrel dog Sam the only possessions he cherishes Sam he loves his only friend along seeking help good fortune occurs finding a lonely ranch hidden below in a basin Meeting the surprising gentle lady in this unforgiving territory Angie Lowe a sad woman the long suffering abandoned wife not bad looking either and her son who Sam uickly bites Strangely attracted to this woman makes Hondo uneasy yes a romantic western the main reason for the book's continued popularity Ed Mrs Lowe 's crooked no good husband would rather steal than work hard in his little modest ranch profits are scarce And with fierce Vittoro the Apache leader on the warpath Lane wants to take her and the boy to safety she declines insisting the Indians are friendly The two main characters attraction to each other gives this narrative the drive nothing else matters The plot breaks down to three men Hondo Ed and Vittorio wanting the same female a proper term is lusting with a little fighting to make interesting the story Naturally somebody has to be eliminated for a happy ending make that two okay This classic book made Louis L'Amour's fame and wealth came with a distinguished career hundreds of millions of novels sold will do that Writers can entertain even enlight but few can do both not a darling of the critics however they are not infallible disliking Moby Dick among others only time is the ultimate judge of worth


  3. says:

    I'd just finished a terrible western and needed to get the taste out of my mouth Louis L'Amour to the rescueHondo Lane is a man's man He's a half breed drifter He's a loner who's never alone because he is at one with the hardscrabble land of the old west Is an abandoned and soon to be widowed woman and her young son just the sort of temptation to lure Hondo into a tied to the homestead existence? And what of the restless Apache's in the area? Hondo is nominally attached to the white man's military scouting party who is suddenly at odds with the indians once again Can Hondo be the peacemaker or will he just end up another piece in the US's westward push?All of these uestions and are answered some satisfactorily and some are left intentionally vague gray areas under the impossibly blue skies of the mid 1800s southwestGreat descriptions good action and colorful characters abound in Hondo one of L'Amour's most famous works There are times when you the reader feel as if you're right there in the middle of the parched landscape hunkered down between two boulders expecting attack at any moment At other times the boredom and languor of such an isolated life takes ahold of you for better or worseNot everything between the covers of this book is well written Some of it is a bit pulpy Some of it is a bit misogynistic Most heinous of all some of it is just dull L'Amour could set a western scene with the best of them but sometimes that didn't translate to good reading Descriptions of the desert or prairie could go on too longDespite its failings Hondo is a classic tough guy western that will probably be enjoyed by anyone still reading this review Rating This falls somewhere in the 35 to 4 range for me Figured I'd give it the benefit of the fourth star since the reading experience was mostly enjoyable Side Note My first guitar was made by Hondo a guitar company named after the John Wayne movie based on this book My guitar was as big and cantankerous as Wayne but I was 15 in love with playing the guitar and the unwieldy thing was mine so of course I loved it


  4. says:

    The first novel written by Louis L'Amour What a story John Wayne called this the best Western ever written Maybe the statement is a bit over the top The descriptions of the Arizona desert verge on the poetic At its heart the book is the story of Hondo Lane cavalary scout and dispatch rider and a woman and her son living in Apache territory There is no stereotyping of the Apache here Some are decent some are not Same is true of the white menThere is a reason L'Amour was and is still years after his death one of the best selling authors of all time


  5. says:

    What do we have here? The story of a lonely man hiding his loneliness behind a cloak of independence a man as bleak as the land over which he rode yet beneath the harshness and the necessary violence a kind man a just man a man who had come to terms with the land in which he livedHondo Lane is a gunman a survivor riding dispatch for General George Crook commander of the Army's forces in the Southwest Crook valued men like Hondo men of mixed blood who knew the ways of the Apache In the late 1870's Arizona's Chiricahua Mountains were a hard land a land that could feed and shelter those who understood it but a land that could kill the unwary or the weak The price of survival was constant vigilance He smelled the stale sweat of his body the smells of tobacco horse and greasewood smoke that lived with him A fly lighted on the back of his hand he heard the sound of water running over stones Around him were the grey bones of a long dead tree His shoulder cramped There was no movement; only a small bird started to land in a clump of brush then veered awayand Hondo took a chance There is a visceral realism to L'Amour's descriptions You feel every moment of tense expectationFor lovers of action adventure stories Hondo packs a punch and the villain is such low life scum that I was cheering every blow L'Amour's descriptions of the land make me want to head West The sun was down but it was still light and the air was turning cool with the desert night Long streaks of red remained in the sky and on the western edge of a cloud there was a blush of old rose Pale yellow light lingered on the topmost leaves of the cottonwoods and their leaves whispered in the dry way they have There is also a very believable and satisfying romance with an admirable heroine Angie Lowe like Hondo is a fighter a woman raising a young son alone on a ranch her father built Her husband has disappeared leaving her to fend for herself in Apache country Hondo sees the care with which the stone house was built but also the neglect of the hardest jobs that only a man could do He read into the place than she would have believed There had been a lot of work done here good solid work that a man could be proud ofbut that had been a long time ago Since then the place had been had been slowly running into the ground and here and there were the fixings of a man who was shiftless a rawhider if ever he saw one Angie is drawn to the stranger She liked listening to his voice It was slow somehow restful and underlying his words there was understanding compassion There was none of this you get along on your own or die feeling She had seen too much of that The people had the they felt that way But this man had known loneliness and hardshipHondo carrying dispatches about a likely Apache uprising tries to convince Angie to leave her farm We've always got along splendidly with the Apaches Angie argues But Hondo counters that was before We broke that treatyThere's no word in the Apache language for 'lie' and they've been lied to If they rise there won't be a live white in the territoryThe Apache wars are the backdrop for Hondo and Angie's story and the book is filled with accurate details about the military campaignsAnd fierce fighting that left few survivorsThere are good and bad men on both sides men of weakness and men of high courage Vittoro the Apache chief who plays a major part in the story is based on the war chief dubbed Victorio by white settlers Like Hondo Vittoro is a man of honor a man of his word who respects courage and sacrificeI won't give away of the story because it's a splendid one Four and a half stars rounded up because it was pure escapist pleasure and because it is such fun to rediscover a genre that I'd long abandoned This is my first Louis L'Amour and I've already ordered two Content PG Killing fighting scalping racial language but no sex except for a great kiss and a fade to desert starlight love scene


  6. says:

    This was a novelization of the 1953 film starring John Wayne and Geraldine Page which was based on Louis L'Amour's short story The Gift of Cochise The story revolves around 4 people Hondo Lane Angie Lowe and her son Johnny and the Apache chief VittoroHondo Lane is an army scout and dispatch rider who loses his horse in an encounter with a couple of Apaches He makes his way to an isolated ranch where he encounters Angie Lowe and her son Johnny who were left alone when Angie's husband Ed disappeared Some of the most engaging parts of this story are the interactions between Hondo and Angie Hondo and Johnny Also the author does an admirable job portraying Vittoro and the Apaches as something other than savages There is no class distinction here Some of the cowboys are good and some are bad Some of the Apaches are good and some are bad You can't judge by ethnicityLife in Arizona in the 1800's was not easy Louis L'Amour may not be a Nobel Prize winning author but he was a great storyteller One of the things I enjoy when I read one of his books was his ability to describe a scene in such a way that you feel as though you are there You can picture the desert hear the coyote feel the fear when situations became tense


  7. says:

    This was the book club choice We were sick of war stories So the next person on the list chose this one It was an easy to read story with some action and their was a bit of insta love I liked Hondo as a character he know a lot about the land and he was a hard worker and dedicated to job in the army and his friends The wild west was a tough place to liveThe fun thing about being part of a book club you get to read all sorts of books you may never have picked up


  8. says:

    Library bookmoves to the head of the line top of the listread it first or err listen to it and take it backI had forgotten just how good er proficient a writer Louis L'Amour was I think that sometimes we readers those of us who read general fiction other genres or read somewhat eclectically may tend to look down on westerns a bit Not a good thing to do We miss some excellent reads While there are things here that don't thrill me as such there is also a good story and at times some actually inspired prose I don't believe what follows is a spoiler as it refers to a minor character but if you don't want to chance it skip the rest of the paragraph There is a character who suddenly realizes that he's met his death as he turns and looks down the barrel of an Apache's rifle His regret at the waste he's made of his life his sense of loss it's all palpable here The description of what he sees and his emotions and his thoughts are done exceptionally and it struck me how beautifully it was actually writtenThis will be a familiar story to many as if you've seen the John Wayne movie this is one of those rare cases where the movie follows the book almost scene by scene and actually does a good job The story follows Hondo as he meets Mrs Lowe and her son after he barely escapes an Apache ambush The tale of these three and all the other characters is told here in a way that holds interest with neither the adventure nor the romance overwhelming the other Good book I enjoyed it and recommend it


  9. says:

    One of the better L’Amour westerns I’ve read Automatically gets a point for being set in my home state of Arizona It seems like L’Amour was truly writing from a place of hunger and passion at certain times in this novel while his later stuff is never bad it can be formulaic and kind of factory built feeling This one’s about a cavalry scout named Hondo Lane who gets wrapped up with a woman and her son who’ve been abandoned by their husbandfather in the middle of the long war between the Apaches and the US Government Horses are ridden guns are fired punches are thrown desert landscapes are grimly surveilled and kisses aresmooched? This one would be a good introduction to L’Amour by those who are interested in trying his stuff but are kind of leery due to his huge bibliography


  10. says:

    His first; not his best but a good start


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