This is a totally fictional and totally enjoyable version of the story of Billy the Kid. Truly, the story is more about the narrator, Mr. Sippy, a half-dime novelist who goes out west to experience the west, first hand. He fails as a train robber and ends up meeting Billy.
Unlike McMurty's Lonesome Dove novels which were deep and sad, this is light and fun. It is fast paced and filled with excitement. A great western novel.