He rode into our valley in the summer of 1889, a slim man, dressed in black. 'Call me Shane,' he said. He never told us more. There was a deadly calm in the valley that summer, a slow, climbing tension that seemed to focus on Shane. Seen through the eyes of a young boy, Bob Starrett, SHANE is the classic story of a lone stranger. At first sight, ...
He rode into our valley in the summer of 1889, a slim man, dressed in black. 'Call me Shane,' he said. He never told us more. There was a deadly calm in the valley that summer, a slow, climbing tension that seemed to focus on Shane. Seen through the eyes of a young boy, Bob Starrett, SHANE is the classic story of a lone stranger. At first sight, the boy realises there is something unusual about the approaching man, but as Bob gets to know Shane, he realises that there is an inner sadness in him. SHANE is the story of a gunfighter who tries to hang up his gun but is drawn to the side of the boy's family and other homesteaders in their struggle to keep from being forced off their land.
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I loved reading this book as a child, and enjoyed the movie with Alan Ladd, too! I was so excited to purchase the book and read it again as an adult. It kept me intrigued and right in the story. I felt like I was in Wyoming Territory!
Dec 31, 2009
The western lives
The western is a dieing story that is vividly returned to life in this timeless novel that centers on the difficulty of change.
I use this book every year in my classroom for the depth and complexity offered by this tale of one mans search for a new life. The constantly changing plot is challenging for my GATE students, and a tremendous learning opportunity for all of my scholars.
Check it out and see if you can find out what Shane is all about. Don't let this very important portion of American history disappear. It is not a story of guns, rather a story of a desire for life in a difficult time.
Mar 8, 2009
Hate Westerns? Read it anyways. Love Westerns? Definitely read it. It's exciting and touching, and the ending is marvelous. I had an affinity for all the characters, and, by the time the book was over...wanted more, yet was strangely satisfied. Great book.
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