Thursday, December 13, 2012
The Redemption of Cade Beauchard by Kit Prate
Here's my Amazon review of her latest short-story, pictured above:
This is not a good story, it's a great one. It rivals Kit Prate's best works--JASON KILENNY'S GUN and LONG RIDE TO LIMBO. Kit Prate is sort of a cross between the classic western movie directors Sam Peckinpah and Henry Hathaway--visceral and elegant. I don't know what other writer to compare her to, because she really doesn't write like anyone else. That's to say I really don't know of any other western writer, living or dead, who is anywhere near as good. Kit's a totally unique voice. She's pitched her tent in her own camp on her own hill. It's a crying shame that she isn't better known than she is, because she deserves to not only be a widely read writer but one who is sufficiently compensated for her truly great contributions to the American Western. Please read this short story. It's worth every penny and many more of the 99 it's being sold for. And then search out all the rest of Kit Prate's stuff. There's not a lot out there, because Kit's lived a tough life, with damn little time for writing when she wasn't making enough to live and feed her family on writing alone, but you won't be disappointed in any damn one.