I believe I have read everything he wrote and published a minimum of 3-4 times. “The Last of the Breed”, “Haunted Mesa”, “The Lonesome Gods”, and “Jubal Sackett” are my favorites. I believe “The Last of the Breed” was the only novel he wrote that he didn’t physically go to the area to research the typography. I was so disappointed that he passed away before he could write the sequel to this favorite of mine.
Realizing one’s own ignorance is the beginning of wisdom.
I prefer Zane Grey, who preceded L'Amour. I especially like the novel "The U.P.Trail". This is not to say that I don't like L'Amour, but I think he leans a lot more on romantic interests whereas Grey tends to focus on the relationship between the man and the land.
Conan: To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women
My mother, of all people, was a great fan of LL'A back in the eighties and read all his books. She eventually went back to reading mysteries and was still reading bestsellers up to the day she died at age 94. Her favorite in her last years were the Michael Connelly novels, which I used to buy for her in books with large-sized print. There must be some link between an active reader's mind and longevity, although of course I'm sure that there are also many other contributing factors.