Ferguson Rifle Book Review Summary

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Book Review
1st Semester

Section 1:The book I read, The Ferguson Rifle, was written by Louis L’Amour. This book is in a Western form and is full of suspense. I really enjoy reading books by Louis L’Amour, because they are full of action, and there’s never a dull moment. I have read a few of his other books before reading The Ferguson Rifle; however, this book amazed me and was a very good book to read. One reason I love reading books by Louis L’Amour is the way he uses imagery and makes you feel as if you are inside the book. When I read this book, I got a sense of urgency and excitement because the way he used Western dialect and imagery made me feel as if I went back in time and was the Hero that came out on top in this story. Like this story, many of his other stories end in similar fashion, with the Hero being successful. My only complaint is it makes the outcome nearly predictable. Section 2:The author tells you about four main characters at the beginning of the story to give you some background and understanding of the book. The first character that you are introduced to is Ronan Chantry. Chantry is a young man who is very brave and falls in love with the antagonist’s niece, Lucinda. He is the hunter of the house with his mother and is a very good shot. As the story progresses, Chantry grows into a gentleman. He becomes a very loyal friend and stays brave alongside his friends in a time of need. After growing up further, Chantry moves west with the Ferguson rifle that Major Patrick Ferguson gave him when he was a young boy.

When he moves West, Chantry has accompanying him what he calls his lot, which includes Bob Sandy, Solomon Telly, Davy Shanagan, Degory Kemble, and Isaac Heath, who are all very loyal and brave friends. No real specific character traits are given about these men, other than they are very brave.

Throughout the story two different antagonists are described. The first antagonist we are introduced to is the Otoe Indian. In hopes...
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