Thursday, 1 September 2011

Clint Eastwood - The Continuing Adventures of the Man with No Name

What a cover.
Now this isn't a bad book by rip-off standards.
It sets out to do more of the same and by jingo it delivers.
Well sort of, you try capturing the sweat and grandeur of a Leone pic in a 35p pulp novel. (Do you remember when books were 35p? Well no me neither, this reprint was published a year before my birth.)

In the end The Man with No Name teams up with two others, a dirty bandit and a suave killer.
Hang on a second haven't we heard that somewhere before?

So in Brian Fox's head he would have cast Lee Van Cleef as DeCabronet (Lee would have to do a French accent) and Eli Wallach as Tuco.
To be honest Leone used the same actors in his films so why couldn't Brian in his book?

If you want to buy it click here.
Interestingly they kept reprinting this into the 80s. This was first published in 1967.
There's a lot of love for the Clint.

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