Indianapolis blogger Roberta X muses on the literary sub-genre known as “Weird West.”
Sometimes that means sort of H. P. Lovecraft-meets-Wyatt Earp, sometimes other things.
My introduction was the online graphic novel Tex Arcana, back when the Web was still young.
If your reading tastes don’t go that direction, here are Montana novelist Ivan Doig’s favorite Western reads.
Once when I asked a prominent historian what he thought of the many writings by Stegner, novelist and English-department star at Harvard and Stanford, about the background and the West, he didn’t hesitate: “He hits the nail on the head every time, damn him.”