Can go on and on I am always on the lookout for a good tale of revenge specially if it is a western I guess you can say there is a level of brutality in a western that you do not see in modern talesSo when I saw the cover for C Courtney Joyner s SHOTGUN I knew I was in for a good time Let s face it the dude has a shotgun where his right arm should be What is not to like about that Finding out how said gun fires made it ven betterJohn Bishop is a man on a mission He wants to kill those responsible for the death of his wife and child not to mention his lower right arm He rides with White Fox a Cheyenne suaw who has vowed to help him in his uest Bishop was a former Army doctor and is being hunted by and conseuently hunting Major Beaudine the man who killed his family and took his arm Add to this a blind captain the rumor of a fortune of gold and an army that is terrorizing the area and you get a book that moves at the speed of a bulletThe characters are well developed The writing is sharp The pace is fast This book is great for a weekend red If you are a fan of westerns this is not to be missed If you are a fan of revenge tales or treasure hunts this is no to be missed This was a 35 I liked the story but some description. May have died that day but his mangled body lived on A beautiful Cheyenne named White Fox nursed him back to health and a gunsmith outfitted him with a special shotgun rig where his left arm used to be A strap across one shoulder fires it while the chip on the other fuels his uest for.
SM An original premise and lots of action some of it surreal Interesting premise poor very disjointed xecution Poor More like 25 stars Having multiple story lines that move back and firth in time are common techniues but this story died the do it well at least fur me Too many characters that don t contribute that much to the plot I was disappointed that the relationship between Bishop and White Fox wasn t developed and was disappointed by the ambiguous Taking Instruction (Taboo, ending A goodffort that fell short for me I like westerns with a connection to the Civil War This book was with the cowboy having his arm replaced with a shotgun So I guess you could say the cover drew my attentionUnfortunately I could never get into the story It jumped around a lot There is so much going on with gangs and Indian REVIEWED ShotgunWRITTEN BY C Courtney JoynerPUBLISHED December 2013Shotgun is the first full length novel by C C TITLE ShotgunAUTHOR C Courtney JoynerGENRE WesternPAGES 320If I am going to be honest I LOVE a good revenge tale Back in 2005 I really got into westerns a lot Like that was just about the only thing I read that year I went through a lot of the greats Louis L Amour Zane Grey Ralph Compton Ralph Cotton Max Brand Matt Braun and A Double Barreled Avenger Is BornDr John Bishop thought he'd seen his share of death on the battlefields of America's great Civil War Then his uiet life was shattered when a gang of outlaws invaded his home killed his family and tortured him within an inch of his life John Bishop's soul.
Was a little confusing It bothered me a little that the cover art and description didn t jibe with the actual story C Courtney Joyner gets it The great screenwriter of CLASS OF 1999 and a Western Film Language and Linguistics expert C Joyner takesverything I love about the Western genre and boils it down to its barest most Divertimento excitingssentials without a word wasted There s action scenes aplenty great banter and Love Is a Fairy Tale every character gets multiple beatsItnds fairly abruptly due to a twist near the Promise at Dawn end so it s a good thing I have the next two volumes sitting on my shelf This book was a typical western about an outlaw in search of gold The main character Bishop who is known around town for the shotgun he uses as an arm comes in handy when they are trekking through the snow covered forests I thought that it was hard to track the different parts of the story because the book would switch scenes very uickly The character Bishop also was a very mysterious character I wanted to know about his past in the civil war I also thought that the girl white fox kind of came out of no where Injoyed this book a lot I thought it was very action packed and it does have a seuel which I am xcited to read which will probably xplain the parts missing in the first book. Vengeance Now the man called Shotgun rides deep into the Colorado winter to find and kill the men who murdered verything he once held dear The hunt will lead him straight to the heart of a fiendish criminal conspiracy and force him to confront the violent legacy of his own outlaw broth.
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is a screenwriter and director with over 25 produced movies to his credit including the cult films PRISON starring Viggo Mortensen CLASS OF 1999 directed by Mark Lester and the new RETURN OF CAPT NEMO A graduate of USC Courtneys first produced screenplay was THE OFFSPRING starring the legendary Vincent Price His other scripts have included TV movies for CBS DISTANT COUSINS the USA Netwo