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by Max Brand

eBook The Untamed epub
  • ISBN: 1604504080
  • Author: Max Brand
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Phoenix Rider (October 3, 2008)
  • Pages: 152 pages
  • ePUB size: 1713 kb
  • FB2 size 1495 kb
  • Formats lrf lit mbr rtf


Those who See in the Dark. The Song of the Untamed.

I. Pan of the Desert. Those who See in the Dark.

Home Max Brand The Untamed. Other author's books: The Garden of Eden. Riders of the Silences. Chapter XXX. "The manhandling". It was close to sunset time when they reached the old Salton place,where they found Silent sitting on the porch with Haines, Kilduff,Jordan, and Rhinehart. They stood up at sight of the newcomers andshouted a welcome.

In the book the untamed by Max Brand, the classic western novel was an enjoyable read, which kept you going till .

In the book the untamed by Max Brand, the classic western novel was an enjoyable read, which kept you going till the end with trouble and mishaps. The description was put in the right spot, and the imagery of the landscape was great, which was better than other westerns, but lacked intensity. Brand stripped away realism and romance in The Untamed and left pure mythwith even a touch Max Brand burst on the scene with this striking novel less than two decades after Wister’s The Virginian and just as Zane Grey was topping the bestseller lists. In those three writers one can trace the evolution of western storytelling from history into myth.

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Whistlin' Dan Berry is one of the most interesting characters in Western fiction. With uncanny abilities he controls a wild stallion, appropriately named Satan, and a ferocious wolf dog, Black Bart. Easy going, Berry proves absolutely unforgiving when physically assaulted by a feared, vicious outlaw, Jim Silent. The is the first book in the "Whistlin Dan" series. Introduction by rkilmer).

LibriVox recording of The Untamed, by Max Brand. Read by Richard Kilmer. The reading by Richard Kilmer conjures the spirit of the Wild West, which makes this book excellent company whilst driving the M60 (that's a Mancunian joke). TheBookworm (Manchester, UK). 73,373 Views.

Hole-in-the-Wall Barrett.

Max Brand is the best-known pen name of Frederick Faust, who was born in Seattle, Washington in 1982, and orphaned early. Faust grew up in the rural San Joaquin Valley of California. At the University of California, Berkeley, he became a student rebel and a one-man literary movement, contributing to campus publications. Faust's first novel The Untamed (1918) was a success and introduced a semimythical character, Whistlin' Dan Barry, who travels the West following the wild geese, accompanied by a black wolf. His characters, who often have a mythic quality, are memorable, and his books are always entertaining.

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Comments: (7)
Tygralbine
I'm a big fan of western movies but have found myself perpetually disappointed by western fiction. Even many of the reputed "classics" and lionized authors of the genre have left me feeling dissatisfied. All is forgotten and forgiven, however, since The Untamed has rekindled my faith in cowboy literature. This novel is a real gem of its genre, and a joy to read for anyone who appreciates a good western.

There's something odd about Whistlin' Dan Barry. Even his adopted family notices it. Despite his mild-mannered, almost childlike demeanor, somewhere behind those dark eyes lurks the soul of a wild animal. As a young boy, he was found wandering in the open desert, and he still prefers the big sky to a roof over his head. He moves more like a panther than a man, wild beasts seem to obey his gentle commands, and he wields a six-shooter with preternatural skill. And when he gets angry, watch out. When Dan--while minding his own business, of course--runs afoul of a gang of bandits led by the notorious criminal Jim Silent, he starts down an irreversible trail that leads toward an inevitable kill-or-be-killed showdown.

The Untamed has all the atmosphere, suspense, and heart of a classic western film. This is not, however, one of today's post-spaghetti westerns where the hero is a total misanthrope and the villains are all sadists. Nor is it a corny, singing cowboy horse opera like the early talkies of its day. It's more akin to the great westerns of the 1940s and `50s, with an ensemble cast of characters and a plot that emphasizes emotional tension over violence. That's not to say that it doesn't have its fair share of shootin' and brawlin', but the action is not gratuitous and each character acts like a human being rather than a gunslinging automaton. Typical for its genre, vengeance is the primary motivating factor for much of the action, but there are subtleties and shades of gray that set it above common pulp fiction. The characters aren't necessarily realistic--Whistlin' Dan is a bit of a superhero--but their psychology and behavior are believable. The villains are distinctive individuals and not cardboard cutouts with targets painted on them. The prose is expertly crafted throughout. The landscapes are vividly drawn, the action sequences are suspensefully paced, and the dialogue is as rustic and clever as a vintage honky-tonk song. The only thing that really dates the book is its romantic subplot, which doesn't dominate the story but at times counteracts the dark, gritty ambience with its sentimental innocence.

Max Brand was one of several pseudonyms used by Frederick Schiller Faust, a pulp fiction writer who penned about 500 novels. The Untamed, one of his earliest efforts, was originally serialized in the pulp magazine All-Story Weekly from December 1918 to January 1919. Like many magazine serials, which were required to fill a certain quota of words or chapters, it runs long in the middle. The beginning is gripping, the ending is riveting, but in between there's a cycle of capture and escape that seems like the simple postponement of a foregone conclusion. The face-off between Dan Barry and Jim Silent is worth waiting for, but that doesn't change the fact that the course taken to get there sometimes feels like beating around the bush. Despite such minor quibbling, The Untamed is a solid piece of pulp adventure well worth reading for fans of the genre. It may be the closest thing that exists to a definitive exemplar of the western pulp novel.
Breder
Max Brand is a favorite of mine and was of my Grandpa's as well. I like reading these old Westerns as the author spins a tale that is easy to follow.b Brand was able to put poetry into his words as he weaves the storyline together.
Niwield
Frederick Faust (a.k.a. Max Brand and eighteen other psuedonyms) wrote and wrote and wrote and wrote -- 30 million plus words in his career -- and just about everything he turned out is worth reading. And "The Untamed" is one of his best. Forget "The Virginian" and Zane Grey's pokey novels, "The Untamed" is the fictionalized west that we know and love, where men and women were larger than life and strode across a fantasy world of death, lawlessness, and strange beauty. After reading this novel, pick any other Faust/Brand title and give it a try: I guarantee you that you won't find a dud.
Vaua
Everything Brand writes about becomes larger than life. Whistlin' Dan Barry is a fine example of Brand's unique characterisations and his story is littered with the ebb and flow of extreme emotions and fluctuating morality. The yarn is a tad adolescent in its simplicity and over-statement, but it's a winner nonetheless. I can't resist his wonderful use of language, superb plotting and effortless readability.
White gold
Max Brand writes a very good story that I would put along side of Zane Gray or Louis L'amour any day. Fans of those two can't help but like this story.
Daron
My husband first heard this book on tape and recommended it to me and boy what a find. The Whistlin Dan series is a masterpiece. A western with a bit of mystery and supernatural feel. I can't wait to dig into the next book!!!!
Elildelm
This was a pleasant book for a cold night, before the fire as the cold wind blew outside. Max has a way with words that paint a nice picture.
I rarely read a book twice, however, I chose
to read this story twice and it was just as good
the second time.

Billy
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