Off the Mangrove Coast


Author: Louis L’amour

Title: Off the Mangrove Coast

Genre: Western, Adventure

Publication Date:  June 2000

Number of Pages: 277

Geographical Setting: Various settings including American West, a Parisian Café, and small town fight clubs

Time Period: Varies due to short story format

Series: N/A

Plot Summary: Collected short stories. The premise of all stories is men and women fighting for justice and their dreams when the odds are far from favorable. The reader gets to experience many different adventures in one book.

Subject Headings: Adventure stories, war stories

Appeal: atmospheric, hard-edged, dramatic, action-oriented, detailed setting, well-crafted, cinematic, violent, intriguing, suspenseful, hopeful, dangerous

3 terms that best describe this book:

Adventurous, detailed, Gritty

Similar Authors and Works:

3 Relevant Non-Fiction Works and Authors

1.         Call of the Wild: My Escape to Alaska- by Guy Grieve

The author felt trapped and at a dead end. He hated his job as well as his commute. The author tells his story of moving to Alaska and the adventure that followed.

2.         Gifts of the Wild: A Woman’s Book of Adventure- another collection of short stories this time featuring women. This is the opposite of Off the Mangrove Coast because it focuses mainly on female characters but the theme is still adventure.

3.         The Edge of the Sea- Rachel Carson

This book explores the sea. The reader gets to explore the sea through the words eyes of the author.

3 Relevant Fiction Works and Authors

1.         The Jungle-Clive Cussler

A story filled with action and adventure about the crew of the ship the Oregon. The crew encounters many trials and obstacles as they continue on  their rescue mission. This is another tale of survival that readers of Off the Mangrove Coast can enjoy.

2.         Bad Luck and Trouble- Lee Child

Murder, action, and adventure drive this book .A man is killed and the character Jack Reacher is on a mission to find out the truth.

3.         Edge- Jeffery Deaver

The action begins when police detective Ryan Kessler becomes a target of a “lifter”.  He and his family are immediately put under the protection of Corte. The question of Corte’s loyalty drives this suspenseful story.

Name: Juanita Fisher


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