Thompson’s Western Tales Reviewed on Writers In the Sky
Cattle Country and Back Trail: Two Tales from the Thompson Western Series
Erwin A. Thompson
Reviewer: Gordon Randall
Randall begins his review by saying...."Turns out that Cattle Country and Back Trail by Erwin Thompson grabbed me by the horns like a champion roper and tied up my attention tighter than a piece of wet leather. Though it may be fiction, the author sure has a knack for this genre ‘cause I was immediately drawn into the action quicker than a drunk gun slinger on Saturday night. Thompson paints the picture with vivid descriptions of the rural countryside as well as the muddy ruts of old western towns. Thompson knows people, too. He takes you inside every character’s head so you understand where each of them came from, how they got where they are, what made them who they are, and why they act the way they do. He would have been a great cowboy psychologist!"
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