I heard some exciting news today: Max McCoy's fine novel Hellfire Canyon has won the Spur Award for best paperback original. And it is well deserved. Hellfire Canyon was the best western novel I read in 2007 and it's story continues to stay with me. It is a campfire story--more legend than fact--with characters who come alive in the narrative. There is enough ambiguity and morality in the sparse tale to give it a power most genres works lack.
Congratulations Mr. McCoy. It's an award well deserved and a bright spot for a genre that is fading into obscurity.
To read my original review of Hellfire Canyon click Here.