Riders of the Purple Sage
150 Installments—Entirely free
Opening Lines (Experimental)
A sharp clip-crop of iron-shod hoofs deadened and died away, and clouds of yellow dust drifted from under the cottonwoods out over the sage.
Jane Withersteen gazed down the wide purple slope with dreamy and troubled eyes. A rider had just left her and it was his message that held her ...
Reviewed by cgarri on Jun 12, 2010
Not my cup of tea
I read this book because my Dad and brother-in-law are big fans of the genre, and it was free and relatively painless. I nearly quit after the first twenty installments because the author did not develop believable characters. But it was free and relatively painless. Eventually, I got to the point of wanting to know what happened. So, I did finish.
I never could beleive the motivations of the lead female character. The attempts by the author to have some of the characters speak in what he believes to be the vernacular of the Old West, but have the two male leads speak with only a few quirky phrases made the book more readable, but again, not very believable.
I was unsatisfied with the ending. The book needed an epilogue.
Reviewed by BigMisterC on Feb 5, 2009
I loved this book - it really transported me to the era and made it feel alive. Much more than any western movie I have ever watched. I wish that more of his books were on the site.
Reviewed by Shadow on Nov 23, 2008
Riders of the Purple Sage by Zane Grey
I couldn't stop reading this book. It was an adventure of wild wild portions. I loved it.
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