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Lando: The Sacketts: A Novel av Louis…
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Lando: The Sacketts: A Novel (urspr publ 1962; utgåvan 1984)

av Louis L'Amour (Författare)

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One of the great sagas of our time, the chronicle of the Sackett family is perhaps the crowning achievement of one of our greatest storytellers. In Lando, Louis L'Amour has created an unforgettable portrait of a unique hero. A man never to count out ... For six long years Orlando Sackett survived the horrors of a brutal Mexican prison. He survived by using his skills as a boxer and by making three vows. The first was to exact revenge on the hired killers who framed him. The second was to return to his father. And the third was to find Gin Locklear. But the world has changed a lot since Lando left it. His father is missing. The woman he loves is married. And the killers want him dead. Hardened physically and emotionally, Lando must begin an epic journey to resolve his past, even if it costs him his life.… (mer)
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Titel:Lando: The Sacketts: A Novel
Författare:Louis L'Amour (Författare)
Info:Bantam (1984), 176 pages
Samlingar:Sacketts, Ditt bibliotek
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Lando is the 8th book in Louis L’Amour’s Sackett Family series of which I have been reading on and off for years. This particular story features Orlando Sackett, a young man who has had misfortune follow him all his life. He ends up in Texas and involved in a hunt for missing pirate plunder. He is captured and spends years in a Mexican jail, when he escapes he returns to Texas and plans revenge on those who wronged him.

Although there was plenty of action in this story, I felt it was a little thin on story-line. The reader is told that Lando spends six years in jail, but I would rather have read a little more about this as he went into jail a boy, and came out a fully formed man. As the story progressed, characters came and went with very little explanation, leaving me confused as to their purpose or motives. I also felt that the ending seemed very rushed and wasn’t really very conclusive. I thought perhaps the next book in the series will continue Lando’s story, but a quick check shows that the next few books deal with a different member of the Sackett clan.

Overall this was a very quick read that I was able to finish in one sitting. It was enjoyable enough at the time, but I highly doubt that I will remember much about this story in the future. ( )
  DeltaQueen50 | Aug 18, 2020 |
As a child Lando is left in the care of a faithless neighbor, but within a few years strikes out on his own, heading west. His travels take him eventually to Texas and Mexico, competing with outlaws and relatives on a quest for gold. Standard but enjoyable fare from this author. ( )
  fuzzi | Feb 3, 2019 |
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Title: Lando
Series: Sacketts #7
Author: Louis L'Amour
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Genre: Western
Pages: 176
Format: Digital Edition

Synopsis:


Lando Sackett was given into the care of a neighbor when his mother died and his father just took off. Lando ended up taking off and living off the land and eventually calls out the man who stole his inheritance.

He heads out West with a tinker Gypsy, finds out his uncles are on the trail to kill him (for the sin of his father daring to marry their sister), comes across the fact that his father knew where a sunken treasure ship is and finds out that his dad isn't dead and always meant to return but couldn't, due to being in a mexican prison.

Lando saves the town from the gambler and is headed out West again.

The End (sunset and all)

My Thoughts:

L'Amour definitely has a thing for skipping huge chunks of time. Lando spends 6 years in the mexican prison and that time and his rescue take about 3 pages. He is skipping from peak to peak in the story and only gives us details when it suits the story he wants to tell. A very different style than what I'm used to in SFF.

I had read this in highschool but the only thing I remembered was the prizefight at the end. But my goodness, it was worth remembering. A boxing fight where the crowd is under the control of the gambler and using dirty tricks against Lando. A rifleman trying to shoot him from a window. His Ranger friends showing up and making things even. The joy, sweat, blood and tears of one man fighting another. This fight is why I gave this book 4 stars instead of 3.5.

The rest of the book was pretty good too. Showed how greed and pride could destroy men from the inside and how obsession could take over and ruin a man from living a quiet, satisfying life. A great Western that shows Rugged American Individualism at its best.

To close, the cover. While this edition does a decent job of showing the prizefight at the end, the guy just doesn't look like Lando. THIS cover does a much better job:

★★★★☆ ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Aug 16, 2017 |
This Western starts out in Tennessee and moves west. It's theme seems to be revenge and it is explored in several ways. Sadly, I don't think the character of Lando was as well developed as the Sacketts were in the earlier novels. However, the character of the Tinker was rich with hints about his past. The mystery behind Falcon Sackett was also nicely created. Those and a racing mule raised the book above the average Western.

Fans of Louis L'Amour will like this book. Fans of the Sackett series will want it. ( )
  Jean_Sexton | Feb 14, 2017 |
Gold and Sacketts - the combination always spells trouble. For Lando Sackett, it spells six years in a Mexican prison doing time for knowing where the gold is. But now he's out, and he's going hunting.

Love that racing mule! ( )
  SunnySD | Jan 8, 2013 |
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One of the great sagas of our time, the chronicle of the Sackett family is perhaps the crowning achievement of one of our greatest storytellers. In Lando, Louis L'Amour has created an unforgettable portrait of a unique hero. A man never to count out ... For six long years Orlando Sackett survived the horrors of a brutal Mexican prison. He survived by using his skills as a boxer and by making three vows. The first was to exact revenge on the hired killers who framed him. The second was to return to his father. And the third was to find Gin Locklear. But the world has changed a lot since Lando left it. His father is missing. The woman he loves is married. And the killers want him dead. Hardened physically and emotionally, Lando must begin an epic journey to resolve his past, even if it costs him his life.

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