Sunday, October 24, 2004

Sunday, and I just finished reading Deadwood by Peter Dexter. It's the novel that the HBO show is based upon. I like the way the characters have been changed and yet left unchanged from novel to tv show. And it seems to me that Swearingen and Charley Uttter have commingled as have Trixie and Lurline and Al's wife. There is of course no China Doll but the Chinese are as separated as they always were in both. This story put me in mind of Welcome to Hardtimes by E. L. Doctorow.

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