The Collected Works of Billy the Kid
Drawing on contemporary accounts, period photographs, dime novels, and his own prodigious fund of empathy and imagination, Michael Ondaatje's visionary novel traces the legendary outlaw's passage across the blasted landscape of 1880 New Mexico and the collective unconscious of his country. The Collected Works of Billy the Kid is a virtuoso synthesis of storytelling, history, and myth by a writer who brings us back to our familiar legends with a renewed sense of wonder.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - libbromus - LibraryThing
I knew nothing about this book before I picked it up. I had recently read "In the Skin of a Lion" and that book left me dumb with awe. First few pages in and I'm thinking - Wow, William Bonney was ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - blanderson - LibraryThing
Beautiful and surreal, phantasmagorical and beautifully visceral. The prose sections of the book were much more interesting and enjoyable. The poetry, at times, seemed to try way to hard to be 'edgy ... Read full review