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by Frank Roderus

  • ISBN: 0425176371
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Frank Roderus
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Other formats: lit doc mobi lrf
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Berkley (September 1, 2000)
  • FB2 size: 1662 kb
  • EPUB size: 1336 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 422
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Frank Roderus wrote his first story-it was a western-when he was five.

Frank Roderus wrote his first story-it was a western-when he was five. It was really awful, as might be expected, but his mother kept that typed and spell-checked short story tucked away until the day she died. Later, Frank became a newspaper reporter, thinking that books are written by authors which he most assuredly was not. He kept trying to write though, and eventually did it wrong enough Frank Roderus wrote his first story-it was a western-when he was five.

I thought Mr. Roderus did an exceptional job of keeping my interest throughout the entire book, and his continuity of each chapter never faltered, as I moved from one to the other without losing the context of the story as it unfaltering unfolded. 4 people found this helpful. Roderus did an exceptional job of keeping my interest throughout the entire book, and his continuity of each chapter never . I enjoyed this book, left to die. It was different, not much blood and guts as most westerns. There was a warm ending I liked.

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Doctors should be allowed to help the suffering and terminally ill to die when they choose. IT IS easy to forget that adultery was a crime in Spain until 1978; or that in America, where gay marriage is allowed by 37 states and may soon be extended to all others by the Supreme Court, the last anti-sodomy law was struck down only in 2003. Yet, although most Western governments no longer try to dictate how consenting adults have sex, the state still stands in the way of their choices about death. An increasing number of people-and this newspaper-believe that is wrong

This limitation was left out of the document, known as the Rudd Concession, which Lobengula signed.

Frank Rhodes to jail in Transvaal convicted of high treason and nearly sentenced to death, and contributed to the outbreak of the Second Boer War. In 1899, Rhodes was sued by a man named Burrows for falsely representing the purpose of the raid and therefore convincing him to participate in the raid. Burrows was severely wounded and had to have his leg amputated. This limitation was left out of the document, known as the Rudd Concession, which Lobengula signed. Furthermore, it stated that the mining companies could do anything necessary to their operations.

Only how can he explain what he himself doesn't entirely understand? Saddle-up for the hard-knock ride Billy takes that changes his life, and the entire town.

1st TO DIE is a darn good book. A good story with a murderer as twisted as any Patterson has created-and AN ENDING THAT WILL TAKE READERS BY SURPRISE. Once again, we’re left to wonder, how does this man continue to write gripping tales that keep us turning pages into the wee hours of the night until the book is finished, and we’re disappointed there isn’t more to read? -Oakland Press. Also by James Patterson.

Falsely accused of stealing a wad of payroll cash from the miners at Willow Creek and unceremoniously strung up for the crime, Wes Johnson manages to survive his own hanging and plots his revenge against those who left him to die. Original.
Reviews about Left to Die (7):
Moronydit
I was in the mood the other day for a good western with an engaging story, plausible character, action, and an entertaining voice.

LEFT TO DIE by Frank Roderus nicely filled the bill.

The story, as I like for them to, starts in the middle of the action:

"The sons of bitches came sneaking up on me out of he night, and I have to say they were awfully good at it...I didn't hear or suspect a thing, they were that good. But then what would you expect from snakes in the grass?"

From there it was non-stop action. Roderus puts the reader in the middle a situation where Wes Johnson, the main character, is mistaken for somebody else, hanged, robbed, and left for dead. He lives, in a way both miraculous and plausible, and spends most of the book surviving with a sling for a weapon, eating snake meat, and following the snakes that had robbed and hanged him.

The story is told in a conversational first person voice and Johnson doesn't reveal much about his back story. He hints that he is no saint, though is mainly a decent sort. This is corroborated when he is taken in by a widow woman and her daughter. He appreciates them nursing him back to health, but feels guilty for eating up what little they have.

In the same conversational way Wes shares some of the lessons he's learned in life. Like protecting himself from rattle snakes ("I welcomed dead ones for food but sure didn't want to bunk with any") by using a hemp rope stretched out around him on the ground at night. He explains that the snakes won't cross the rope because "the fibers of the hemp tickle their bellies..."

Of course, with a little luck and (not implausible) coincidences, he is able to gain his revenge by bringing the bad guy to jail, gets his horse and money back, provides the means for the widow and her daughter to no longer have to struggle, and is on his way to domestic bliss.

In the end, the reader has the feeling that maybe our protagonist has been telling a yarn that may or may not entirely truthful, but still has been a lot of fun.

If you are in the mood for a good western, you wouldn't go wrong with this one.
Roram
This book consists of 174 pages, however, they are interesting pages, they justify the time invested in
reading the book in my opinion.
wanderpool
I enjoyed this book, left to die. It was different, not much blood and guts as most westerns. There was a warm ending I liked.
Doktilar
A good entertaining Western told in first person. The story is about a man that is wrongly punished ( no spoilers here ) by a posse and then follows them to get back what they took from him. A good dose of humor makes the story even more enjoyable.
Yanthyr
No good reading to much on the cow and saved everything til the end.. No character development.
Anazan
The twist at the end helps make the story. Frank Roderus is an especially good writer and I enjoy reading his books.
Unsoo
This is a good read. The story is at times humerus and at times grim but always entertaining. Just good old western.
The best way to describe "Z" it was lousy--the characters and acting seem very superficial.

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