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Book: Hustle Henry And The Cue-Ball Kid by Jack B. Strandburg

Book: Hustle Henry And The Cue-Ball Kid by Jack B. Strandburg

categories: Book, Humor, Parody, Satire, Spoof, Comedy, Western


Jack B. Strandburg

Author Jack B. Strandburgabout this book: Hustle Henry and the Cue-Ball Kid is an off-the-wall Western Humor work of fiction, something Mel Brooks might like to show on the big screen. I first wrote it in the mid 1980's, inspired from the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and it survived a number of revisions and rewrites before it was successfully published in 2013.

The hardest part of writing the book was the extensive research required on the Old West since the timeline spans the late 1800's to early 1900's. Some of the dialogue and objects, even setting were not valid given the time frame and it was sometimes disappointing when I needed to cut and rewrite for accuracy and realism.

The research taught me the importance of realism and the degree of scrutiny and attention required when writing any fiction book, a lesson I will apply going forward in future projects.

Readers liking the Western genre and those wanting to be entertained are a perfect match for Hustle Henry and the Cue-Ball Kid.

I believe the book could be easily transformed into a movie in a spoof format similar to Blazing Saddles, The Police Academy series, and the Airplane series.

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