The Shootist

Front Cover
Doubleday, Jan 1, 1975 - Fiction - 186 pages
20 Reviews
John Bernard Brooks, the last gunfighter in the American West, told by an El Paso doctor he hasn't long to live, decides to select his executioner from the pack of hopefuls who gather for his final shootout.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

Review: The Shootist

User Review  - Clarence Tinklebottom - Goodreads

This book is a trick bag. On the one hand, it is very much like the movie starring John Wayne; the dialogue is mostly verbatim. On the other hand, the book is very different from the movie. So the ... Read full review

Review: The Shootist

User Review  - Jeremy - Goodreads

The Shootist is a fascinating study of the end of an era and one of the best westerns I've ever read. Set at the end of the era in 1901, JB Books is an anachronism who came to life after Swarthout ... Read full review


Section 1
Section 2
Section 3

6 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information