Best Western Fiction (in my opinion)

Slogum House – Mari Sandoz

The Homesman – Glendon Swarthout

Lonesome Dove – Larry McMurry

All the Pretty Horses – Cormac McCarthy

Death Comes to the Archbishop – Willa Cather

News of the World – Paulette Jiles

The Wind – Dorothy Scarborough

Books that have wide critical acclaim, and I’m not so sure of:

The Shootist – Glendon Swarthout. Great premise – I mean, who isn’t interested in a dying gunslinger? I actually liked the end – although John Wayne didn’t…but beyond that, I’m not sold.