|John Wayne and James Stewart|
I used to read westerns on a regular basis, always looking for the realistic ones and avoiding the series stuff that reminded me too much of the pulp westerns of the late 1800s, but I've gotten away from that habit (probably because my favorite western authors are dead now). But new exposure to "The Shootist" makes me want to read (and even re-read) some westerns in 2015.
Any suggestions as to novels or specific writers will be much appreciated.
Bonus: Here's the original trailer for the movie (you will notice some of the most unrealistic "blood" in the history of film, but that's a minor quibble of mine).