GTAngler posted:antabanta posted:
The one problem I have with Louis L'Amour is all his characters are identical. All the heroes have the same characteristics as well as all his bad guys.
Not at all. There are a few that deviate from the norm although some do share the "lone gunman running from past, rides into town, sees girl, likes girl, ends up in range war, gets girl". Flint and Reilly's Luck, two of my favorites are very similar. Then you have ones like "Lonesome Gods", "Haunted Mesa", "The Proving Trail", "Walking Drum", "Last of the Breed" to name a few that have a completely different flavor.
I don't mean the plots. I mean the characters themselves. Most of the heroes are broad-shouldered, narrow-waisted men, slow to anger, soft-spoken, slightly smaller than the master villain or one of the major villains who the hero will nevertheless beat in a fist fight, good with a gun. They all fit the typical hero description.