A friend made an observation of the poems I wrote as “rhythmic story telling”. I never thought of it that way until she mentioned it, but very true. Those insights are why I love reviews so much. Anyway, this page contains real reviews and emails I’ve received or obtained from other sites about my book “The Old West & Times Gone By”. I’ve only used first names of the writers – but they’re all real as are the reviews. Maybe I can add yours one day???
This first one is from a long time friend who always loved my poetry. She purchased a copy, and I asked her what she thought of it. This is a copy of the email she sent me:
So far, every one of your poems are my favorites! Seriously, are you sure you were not a cowboy in another life. Your poems are so authentic and realistic. I was amazed with Montana! I couldn’t believe I was reading chapter after chapter and it was poetry. That one was epic to say the least! Of course you already know that I love Jesse and Wes! It still makes me cry every time I read it. I also love the prayer quilt and really related to it. It also makes me cry! Katie Elder is also amazing! I can picture her in my mind! The cowgirl was perfect for describing the story of Annie Oakley. I also loved the story of Curtis Gray. That was really great! Another one that made me cry was the ghost of Norma Jean. Howling Jack Riley was one of my all-time favorites too! I love the way you rhymed that one! It was so cute! I am such a big fan of your poetry! You truly are gifted! I think it should be on the best seller list! You rock!!! – Jan –
The next ones are taken from Amazon where the book is also for sale:
The stories were intriguing and engaging. This is a fast read and you will surprise yourself as you go back and explore it again. Gives one the feeling of being in that time period. Living in Montana and experiencing the ghost towns of life gone by, this book just fits…. Thanks Marshal T for writing it….. You did it Justice… Dave
This is a compelling collection of poetry celebrating the old American west and its incredible characters. In very economical language, the poems convey the hardships, adventure, longing, and dreaming. The photos interspersed remind us of these brave and courageous souls that forged a path through the rugged wilderness. Wonderful collection. “A.”
An unexpected pleasure! The author’s writing style is captivating. The subject matter is unique and poignant.
Thank you, Marshal, for this experience! Carolyn