Friday, April 25, 2014

V is for Violence

My theme for A- Z is the year my book takes place: 1881. I'll be posting about people, places, and random facts about the year as it relates - however distantly - to my book, West of Paradise.

One thing I didn't realize is just what a violent year 1881 was. I mean I knew the Wild West wasn't called wild because nothing happened but holy cow! There was a lot of killing going on and a fair amount done by those who were supposed to be the law. Anyway, as much as I love history and find it fascinating, I don't know as though I'd jump at the chance to travel back like Jack does. Aside from the violence, there was the whole lack of hygiene and I don't think I could stand not showering or brushing my teeth.

How about you, would you want to go back?

ps my apologies to those who saw this post before (oops) and commented. 

9 comments:

  1. Not a chance I would want to live during that time.

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  2. Not that time, no. But I would like to go back to my Mamam's village in Hungry, where she lived on a farm. They used to cart her from village to village because people wanted to hear her sing. I would, if I could, jump back there. But I want to come home after about a week. And I'd want to take Tim with me.

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  3. I figure this was posted a bit early, but it's still here, so I'll leave a comment. Violent but obviously full of good Western fun! Also, I saw your book listed in the Goodreads giveaways, and signed up.

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  4. Yeah, the lack of hygiene thing is why I wouldn't want to live in Jane Austen's time either. :P

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  5. It would be a terrible time to live- as it would be if we were surrounded by Zombies. Same problem really. Lack of hygiene, problems with finding enough food, lack of medical care (wait, I have that now...) um, well the shower thing for sure would be a problem. There are worse things that could happen I guess.

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  6. I couldn't live without a shower every day. I am glad for these modern days, though sometimes I think our lawmen could use a little old west attitude to keep the bad guys from having more rights than their victims.

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  7. People think that life was so much simpler in the past. I disagree. Problems and difficulties were just as prevalent then as now. Just different.

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