Thursday, August 07, 2008

Clive Sinclair's Top Ten Westerns

You can't go wrong with a Top Ten Westerns list that includes The Great Gatsby.

Hat tip to Marshal Zeringue.

8 comments:

Randy Johnson said...

I've read The Virginian and True Grit. Oddly, I've never read The Great Gatsby, so I can't comment on it's viability as a western.

Richard Heft said...

Gatsby's great wealth may have come from his invention of the time machine. He writes out his daily schedule for 1906 in a beat-up copy of HOPALONG CASSIDY -- a book not published until 1910!

Bill Crider said...

Gatsby was ahead of his time.

Benjie said...

Speaking of Cassidy, where are the standby's--Mulford, L'Amour, and Gray?

Dan said...

Nevins, who should know, says this is a well-known gaffe in Fitzgerald's classic. Oddly enough, I have a copy of the book (a reprint, no doubt) with that Daily Schedule hand-penciled on a blank page in the back.

You really should add MYSTERY RANCH to the list.

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Any list without Ryan Rides Back is totally bogus, man.

Bill Crider said...

How true!

Benjie said...

Is it just that Ryan Rides Back needs to be included in somebody's "Forgotten Fridays" review? If that's the case Cap'n Bob should do the honors--while I do agree that it is probably the epitome of the Western mystery.