Desert Command by Elmer Kelton

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Title: Desert Command
Author: Elmer Kelton
In: The Mammoth Book of Westerns (Jon E. Lewis)
Rating Out of 5: 2 (Managed to read it… just)
My Bookshelves: Westerns
Dates read: 23rd October 2020
Pace: Slow
Format: Short story
Publisher: Robinson
Year: 2013
5th sentence, 74th page: No, sir.

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A short story about desert journeys and commands.


I found this short story really difficult to concentrate on. I’m not sure if it was my mood, or the story just really didn’t grab my attention. I have a sinking feeling it may just be the fact that this just wasn’t my “type” of story…

Having said that. I did like the style of the writing. The skills and talent were pretty good. Just not quite what I wanted in a short story. It just didn’t quite sweep me away…

When all was said and done though. I did read this short story, and enjoyed the vivid descriptions throughout this. Maybe it’s a short story that I need to read in the future…

<- Beecher IslandThe Bandit ->

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