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Friday, September 14, 2018

GUNSMOKE TV TIE-IN NOVELS

 
  
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 

(ORIGINALLY OUTLINED AS A GUNSMOKE NOVEL)
 
 

 
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

3 comments:

  1. I wasn't aware of the James Moffat and Don Ward paperbacks ...

    I enjoyed Joseph West's GUNSMOKE tie-ins, though he made a few errors in his first one. Here's my review:
    Review I'm a big GUNSMOKE fan, I've watched 100s of episodes and all the TV movies. So I eagerly awaited this book -- and I wasn't disappointed. While there were a few unfortunate errors (as others here have pointed out) casual viewers of the show won't notice them or care. They didn't even bother James Arness, who wrote the introduction. West succeeded in his most important task, capturing the essence of the characters and the tone of the show. The Matt Dillon in this book is the Matt Dillon of the series...and even, I would argue, the Matt Dillon he became in the TV movie/sequels. Festus and Kitty were brought wonderfully to life on these pages, too (I missed Doc, who is absent in this story). Reading the book is like experiencing a typical episode of the show and I, for one, can't wait to read the sequels. West is a gifted writer and we're lucky that GUNSMOKE is in his very capable hands

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  2. Here's James Reasoner's excellent write-up on Joseph A. West's "lost" GUNSMOKE novel... https://jamesreasoner.blogspot.com/2010/08/shootout-at-picture-rock-joseph-west.html

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  3. We've just published a bio of William Conrad, by the way - the original Marshal Dillon!

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