August 10, 2011 by Hugh Hewitt Radio Show Filed under Radio Show, The Novelists
08101101 Hugh Hewitt: Hour 1 – Hugh spends the hour with novelist C.J. Box, author of the brand new thriller, Back Of Beyond.
You seemed surprised that the Irish should love these books about wild America.
I spent my Irish childhood, galloping around (no horse) with my imaginary playmate–Roy Rogers. I also worshipped Gene Autry, Dana Andrews, for Gawd’s sake (as a cowbow, at least). Not to mention, Sugarfoot, Bronco Lane, Have Gun Will Travel, Maverick, Wagon Train, Rawhide, Gunsmmoke, Zorro, The Lone Ranger., &c. And then there were the animals: Fury, Rin Tin Rin, to name two.
There I was living in Dublin and my main childhood fears were rattlesnakes, and quicksand. (Remember all those scenes where the bad guy would get sucked down with only his hat left afloat.
Ah, the glory of the wild west.
Mitzi (now in Toronto)
When C.J. resurrected Cody, I groaned. He is/was a very unsympathetic figure.
And yet, I’ll be reading the new book and so will the dozens ahead of me at the library.