Friday, March 30, 2012

Wrong Town by Matthew P. Mayo

Sometimes, books come along you shouldn't miss. This is one of them:

Matthew P. Mayo is quickly becoming a rising star in the world of Western fiction, and WRONG TOWN, featuring Roamer, is sure to add to Mayo's well-deserved reputation.  WRONG TOWN introduces a main character that is not your stereotypical gunslinger. Roamer is a break from tradition, all the while, honoring the traditional Western, a feat in itself. From the first person narrative, to the clean, crisp, prose, and Roamer himself, this book promises to upend the genre--in a good way.  Genres live and die on the entrance of new voices, and if WRONG TOWN is any indication, the Western is alive and healthy.  This novel has everything readers and fans have come to expect from Westerns, and more; heart-pounding action, gritty prose, and sentimental storytelling, all without being sappy, or offering up any episodes of navel-gazing.  Mayo delivers on all accounts--and I for one, can't wait to read the next installment in Roamer's adventures. 


Matthew P. Mayo said...

Wow, Larry. Thanks so much for the kind words. This is a fine and humbling review.

I am pleased that readers are digging Roamer--and are looking forward to his continued roaming. I've many trails to travel with him yet.

Larry D. Sweazy said...

You're welcome, Matt. I enjoyed Roamer--a lot.