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Reviews of Silverado (1981)

Review by severance (2006-06-10)
Now this is one strange beast - a Western Fantasy - that, like the duck-billed platypus, should have no right to exist in nature... but now that I've read it, I'm glad it does. This was a little cracker of a book that somehow works, even in moments such as when the two shape-shifting sorcerers have a fight... as big cats!

It's not a long book by any means, but it's packed to the rafters with minor characters, yet they're sufficiently fleshed out as to be memorable - and the action barely slows down to allow anyone to catch breath, reader included.

Sure the premise is ludicrous, but at the end of the day it's a great little pulpish read - and sometimes that's just all you need.

©Steven Jeffery /, 2017
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