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Sure, I m in a wild west phase It s easing my slow withdrawal from my own desert life as a wilderness guide Anything For Billy is good literature Read it flying through the air over the sagey deserts east of Phoenix Look down between pages and think about what it was like to bump along over the gullys of New Mexico on a sweaty horse swatting flys No 5 dollar snack boxes, just the occasional stringy jackrabbit or feathers in your teeth Prairie Chicken and they were ecstatic for it Joy, joy Think about what ascetics these range riders were, giving up everything else, just to wake up in a wild place under the moon or sun with the imminence of weather and animal McMurty understands the difference between what we like about the legends of these adventurers and what they loved about their own wild lives.Oh, can I have that wonder again Pure fiction, and pure fun. The cover alone is sick Ill as fuck I am the 15 book reviewer Billy the Kid is brought to life here and all legit fans of Billy the Kid will enjoy this account.
First book that made me cry I remember the last couple of pages being so sentimental, my 15 year old self couldn t keep it in Someday I will reread, but I don t really want to spoil my memory of it. Ah, not so good in my mind Lots of action explained with dialogue I hate that. I expected a interesting read from the author of Lonesome Dove It s not a typical western, and it paints an odd picture of the life of Billy the Kid. Larry McMurtry, a Pulizter Prize winning American author who has been entertaining readers since the early 1960s with works that take us back to a world where gun slingers and cattle trails reined supreme and the expansive settings are only matched by the larger than life personas of his characters In his work, Anything For Billy, McMurtry tells us a tall tale biography of the actual historical figure of Billy the Kid Told through the eyes of an aristocratic dime store novel enthusiast author, McMurtry shows us the last few months of this legendary kid This is a historical fiction that is fiction than historical facts As is there is very very little known about the early years of Billy the Kid s life, and what we do know is often attributed to speculation and assumption McMurtry I believe uses this to his advantage to write his novel This novel reads, to me like a dime store novel, all action and very little drag His short choppy descriptions, demonstrate the abruptness of the time frame he writes in a decision has to be made, there was no room for second guessing in this time This technique I believe worked really well for this subject material and did not hinder the progression of the story I usually find myself wanting description from authors who utilize this type of writing but I did not have that with this novel.This fictional story that McMurtry created kept me on the edge of my seat for almost the entirety of the novel I found myself being shocked and caught off guard at certain moments in the novel as well as really enjoying many of the side characters in the novel Some of these characters I would love to see get their own novel, they were done that well I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and definitely will be picking up some other Larry McMurtry works because of this novel I am so glad I read this novel. *Ebook ↶ Anything for Billy ⇰ The First Time I Saw Billy He Came Walking Out Of A CloudWelcome To The Wild, Hot Blooded Adventures Of Billy The Kid, The American West S Most Legendary Outlaw Larry McMurtry Takes Us On A Hell For Leather Journey With Billy And His Friends As They Ride, Drink, Love, Fight, Shoot, And Escape Their Way Into The Shining Memories Of Western Myth Surrounded By A Splendid Cast Of Characters That Only Larry McMurtry Could Create, Billy Charges Headlong Toward His Fate, To Become In Death The Unforgettable Desperado He Aspires To Be In Life Not Since Lonesome Dove Has There Been Such A Rich, Exciting Novel About The Cowboys, Indians, And Gunmen Who Live At The Blazing Heart Of The American Dream Anything For Billy is a fictional account of the final months in the life of Billy The Kid, i.e it is not true historical fiction, but then it never claims to be The story is told by a well to do Philadelphian, Benjamin Sippy, in very short chapters, a la James Patterson Sippy , after becoming obsessed with Wild West dime novels, becomes the very successful author of such books and one day bored with his life and wife heads out West, meets up with The Kid , and begins traveling with him So begins our story and, at least initially, has the potential to be a good one Unfortunately the book falls flat with a thud about 100 or so pages in.The set up to this story is an engaging one Sippy the Greenhorn joining up with one of the West s most infamous outlaws with our narrator learning the ropes of being a true cowboy And through Sippy the reader meets up with a fascinating cast of characters, all intertwined through ancestry, revenge and romance There are also some laugh out loud moments, including Sippy s 10 day stagecoach journey and his comedic attempts at robbing trains.But then once this stage is set the story line falters, at least for this reader, badly Sippy s city mouse wide eyed perspective of the Wild West becomes repetitive Billy s brash behavior, at first unpredictable, quickly becomes just the opposite The impending confrontations, once they finally do occur, are anti climactic It almost seemed as if the author was deliberately taking the wild out of the Wild West The violence and gun play is here, but none of the adrenaline.Anything For Billy has an interesting premise with interesting characters that loses its way in the telling. Im a huge Wild West fan and i love the country style of life.I have a very strong fascination for Billy the kid in particular but this book is so boring.It tries to show you a side of billy that you would never be told otherwise but sadly at least till now it does not really tell you why he was so different from any other outlaw He is just out there wondering why people do things the way they do it and finds it amusing in fact he seems so perplexed many a times Im not enjoying this book and i rarely read a chapter or so just to try 2 finish it in the meantime i have completed 4 books till now I really don t see anything great about the book Anyways i ll write a review again later once i finish it and maybe my opinion will change for the better.