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VCStar: Life imitates art for local author in Conejo dispute

Western novels do not enjoy the widespread popularity they did in the mid-20th century, when Louis L’Amour was riding high in the author saddle. Still, the genre retains a loyal following.

Part of the appeal of “frontier stories,” as L’Amour called them, is they offer an escape from a confusing gray world by providing fictional black-and-white-hat clarity; good guys and bad guys; right vs. wrong.

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