Last Stand at Papago Wells

Last Stand at Papago Wells Last Stand at Papago Wells

  • Title: Last Stand at Papago Wells
  • Author: Louis L'Amour
  • ISBN: 9780553258073
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
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  • Louis L'Amour

    Louis L Amour was an American author L Amour s books, primarily Western fiction, remain enormously popular, and most have gone through multiple printings At the time of his death all 101 of his works were in print 86 novels, 14 short story collections and one full length work of nonfiction and he was considered one of the world s most popular writers.

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  • Okis was my 2nd L'amour book and at first I was disappointed. He seemed to be introducing way too many characters for such a short book and it seemed like I was reading a completely different writer. But then the truth of the story hit me, it clicked and I loved it!This is like a Western-Horror. Imagine being trapped in the desert, at Papago Wells, one of the only watering holes for miles. You are surrounded by Apache Indians who want to kill youd, there are even the greedy bastards you are trap [...]


  • I liked the idea of several parties riding out and running into their own troubles before running into each other in the desert. At that point it becomes a matter of searching for water in the desert and staying away from the Indians, and at times, each other.What I didn't like was that this book is 136 pages but I felt it could have been 75 and told the story just as well. For me, I just had trouble keeping track of some of the characters. Maybe if I read the book over a day or two that wouldn' [...]


  • L'Amour always writes a good western. The collection of people coming together (at Papago Wells) allowed readers to see how L'Amour let's each one's backstory foreshadow how they'd react when pushed hard--between the Indians and the lack of food--they're pushed hard.


  • Louis L'Amour was a big part of my childhood and I appreciate him for helping excite me to read and value stories. So my four star rating is in (large?) part due to nostalgia.Last Stand at Papago Wells is one of my favorites because L'Amour deviates slightly from the Western pulp formula. There are flashes of very nice pulp writing and some interesting characterization and passages about the landscape and history that seem to push against Western myths a bit. Chapter 2 seems particularly interes [...]


  • (Actual rating: 4.5)After soaking up the brilliance that is To Tame A Land, the first L'Amour novel I ever read, I was a bit leery of reading another of his books (though I've always enjoyed his short stories) because I was afraid it would fall short. HOWEVER. That was not the case. I would say that Last Stand is almost as good as TTAL, if not just as good. Brilliant story, great characters (villains and heroes alike), and marvelous tension throughout. (Plus, the SHIPS. Lonnie and Junie especial [...]


  • I am reading through Louis L'Amour's novels in chronological sequence. He wrote 92 novels. This is my 16th one completed. I love L'Amour's writing. You can tell that he had life experience as a cowboy. But this one was not one of my favorite. It was a very different plot and style, which was refreshing, but he had too many characters with too much going on and too few pages to make it all work. The ending felt contrived and way too short. But it was still a Louis L'Amour western, so I enjoyed it [...]


  • Louis L'Amour, like Brian Jacques and P. G. Wodehouse, tends to tell the same story over and over again, with several stock convolutions. This tends to bother some people. I think it would bother me, if it weren't for the fact that the one story he tells is such a stinking good one, the kind of story you want to hear over and over and over again (the same thing goes for Mr. Jacques and Mr. Wodehouse).This book is no exception.


  • Several groups of people of people, including hostile Apaches, converge on Papago Wells In the Arizona dessert. Soon the whites are fighting among themselves as well as with the Apache. As bodies start to fall, a treasure of gold is exposed in the possession of one of the band. Another exciting western by L'Amour.


  • Very enjoyable. Disparate groups of travelers meet at a waterhole, pursued by Apaches. The character of each of the defenders is tried to the limit as they learn that the deadliest enemies are each other.


  • One of the best Louis L'Amours that I've read in a long time. He may be old-school but this is fiction that's easy to read, doesn't cause nightmares, and will make you grateful for this country we live in.


  • Our senses are fragile things, dainty things, occasionally trustworthy, yet always demanding of perspective. Our senses need horizons, they need gauges, they need rules by which to apply themselves, and in the sand storm there is no horizon and there are no rules. Logan Cates knew it was coming.


  • Written in 1957, this is a classic western that contains all the trademarks of L'Amour's craft--- classic western story, interesting characters, and fantastic description. Like any of his books, a good read for fans of the genre.


  • A cast of Western characters have to band together at a watering hole in the middle of an Arizona desert. It was a quick and very entertaining readenty of twists and actions for a short book. Mr L'Amour is tops in Western writings.


  • A good western as a group of wildly divergent characters are surrounded by Apaches at Papago Wells. They fight among themselves almost as much as they fight the Apaches. Some very good plot twists keep the interest at a high level. Recommended to western fans.



  • Great BookI don't care how others think about this book, I believe this is a great book and I enjoyed it.


  • Another Louis L'Amour adventure complete in my journey to read all of his books in chronological order. This is L'Amour's 11th book and one of three published in 1957.Several groups of strangers all converge on a rare watering hole in Southwestern Arizona trying to elude an Apache raiding party. The strangers consist of our singular hero Logan Cates who is just passing through. A former Confederate Army officer and southern gentleman who has eloped with his sweetheart and hoping to make it out o [...]


  • Western novel. Several small groups are drawn to Papago Wells because it has the only water within 20 miles and the Arizona desert heat is relentless. There they find that they must band together to defend against the renegade band of Apaches intent on their horses, guns and women. Hardcase Logan Cates becomes the de facto leader although he is challenged by several others.Western - Logan Cates knew the many ways the Arizona desert could kill a man. He had ridden the sunblasted dunes, tracked th [...]


  • This was a pretty good historical fiction genre novel, telling a story of a group of civilians and soldiers trapped at a water source in the desert, with a group of Apache warriors penning them in and picking them off one by one. Much of this story is about the way the trapped people interact, rather than about gunfighting. The characters are pretty realistic, and while I dislike how they treat Jennifer, one of the trapped women, as if she is a parcel to be grabbed, rather than a person who has [...]


  • So I got my Louis L'Amour fix this week and this one certainly fulfilled its purpose: a nice quick read between more "serious" reading commitments.Lots of characters in this one, so many that none were very well fleshed out but regardless, I quite enjoyed the story. It's actually pretty amazing how much L'Amour can pack into one small book like this but you can find many of the stereotypical western clichés here including the quiet, aloof stranger that has a need to protect folks that just don' [...]


  • I've read nearly forty of L'Amour's books, most of which are westerns. He has a formula in most in which there is a bad guy, a good guy, a woman and a shootout and often it is the same story with different details. This book had some of those ingredients, however, took a highly diverse group of people that met by chance at a waterhole in the Arizona desert at which they were forced to defend themselves against the perils of the frontier of the late 1800's. L'Amour's views of people and life are [...]


  • Another great book*Spoiler Alert* When I started to read this book and all the characters were being ng introduced, I was pretty sure this would be an intense situation before the book ended. I was hopeful for a lower body count, some you may feel the world was better off without and others generate a loss like feeling. Nevertheless I am positive that situations like this were happening as the west was settled. So knowing there is a measure of truth in it gives the added bonus of something to po [...]


  • Louis L'amour's westerns stand in stark contrast with those by Robert B. Parker. This one follows the familiar plot of a brave, loner drifter who helps a group of strangers in trouble. Among the group is a beautiful rich girl running away from rich father because she's in love with a no-good, good looking guy. During the conflict that follows, girl comes to her senses and chooses the brave hero. Rich father arrives when the conflict is over, takes one look at the prospective son-in-law and decid [...]


  • For such a thin volume it has a complex cast of characters with several plot lines running through. I think it is well done and the lines are easy to follow though others who are not familiar with L'Amour's philosophies may have a harder time. This book was written after L'Amour had matured his style and has many of the themes that repeat throughout his work - self-reliance, strong moral code, patience, the beauty of the wild lands, the unforgiving nature - are fully developed. This is certainly [...]


  • I read this when I was a kid and loved it. Even though I haven't read another western in years I still love this one now. It has everything that would have made a great John Wayne film and I can't understand how it was never made into one - the strong, silent hero who never betrays his feelings, the independent girl, and all the others who have been forced to take refuge at the waterhole, all with their own problems to solve in the face of the Apache threat. True pulp fiction at its best by one [...]


  • Not my favorite Louis L'Amour book; it doesn't FEEL like him, if you know what I mean. It's a tense, 132 page novel that is a lot of suspenseful waiting and repetition. Likes: Hmmm, well, um I liked Lonnie and Junie, I wish I could hear the end of their story.Dislikes: All the repetition and not much plot or character development.


  • Very good Book I can see why many, many people love Louis L'Amour as an author. I've read two other books he wrote, but it's almost been twenty years since I've picked one up. This book has a lot of action and suspense as a group of very different people are stuck together at a watering hole in the desert while a band of Apaches starts to pick them all off one by one.


  • As Apaches advance on them, several characters from different walks of life seek shelter at a reservoir in the middle of the desert. The psychology of how each of the characters reacted in this situation and the social dynamic was thrilling.


  • I was surprised how much I loved this book. Make no mistake: It's a ROUGH story!! But wow, what a great character play; and written with such an amazing sense of emotion and place.Not for the faint of heart, but a super book.


  • I thought this book was sub-par for L'Amour. Somewhat disjointed and a little too contrived. The puzzle pieces didn't fit together as nicely as with most of his other words. However, he did break out of his stereotypic mold somewhat with this novel. Not a great read.


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