YMMV / Shiloh

  • Karma Houdini: Judd Travers. His treatment of his dogs is enough to make even non-animal lovers want to lynch him. Even with his Heel–Face Turn in later books, a lot of readers found this hard to swallow.
  • Values Dissonance: Judd's treatment of his dogs is seen as abhorrent, but everyone's hands are tied as Judd can legally do whatever he wants with his own dogs. This is accurate for the time period the story is set in, but this idea has become much less acceptable over time and Judd would probably be facing charges of animal cruelty in a modern setting.
  • The Woobie: Shiloh.