Review: Brionne – Louis L’Amour

Paperback: 176 pages
Publisher: Bantam; 36th THUS edition (December 1, 1995)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0553281070
ISBN-13: 978-0553281071
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Major James Brionne
Dutton Mowry
Cotton Allard
Mat Brionne
Miranda Loften


A young boy watches his mother attacked, and her suicide at the hands of a gang of killers named Allard. Major James Brionne had testified, causing the oldest Allard brother to be hung. Now they are after revenge. Major Brionne takes his son and heads west seeking out a new life for them. They make some allies along the way, and some enemies.


This is one of the first Louis L’amour novels I’ve read in years. He’s one of the best western novelists there has ever been , and his books are always pretty accurate. I found this a very thrilling story from page one to the end. The book is rather short, so it wasn’t a long read. There was the normal violence expected within a western novel. There are also ties that bring different characters together on their journey.

If you like Westerns, I think you’d defnitely like Brionne. It would be suitable I think for any age in which a John Wayne film would be suitable.

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