Tuesday, August 16, 2016
As Good as Larry Watson
I've been a fan of Larry Watson ever since I read Montana, 1948, so of course I was very excited to see that he published a new novel recently, entitled As Good as Gone. Watson is a master at engaging the reader quickly, with his interesting characters amidst the eastern plains of Montana. His writing is a niche blend of mystery, novel, and Western, that I greatly enjoy. While As Good as Gone kept me reading, I found it a bit lackluster in comparison to American Boy and Montana, 1948, which seemed more fully realized. Then again, why not just read everything Watson has written? His smart writing and great dialogue are sure to entertain!