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Comanche Moon

Comanche Moon

Escrito por Larry McMurtry

Narrado por Frank Muller


Comanche Moon

Escrito por Larry McMurtry

Narrado por Frank Muller

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4.5/5 (53 valoraciones)
Longitud:
23 horas
Publicado:
Nov 1, 1997
ISBN:
9780743573016
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Descripción

A brilliant and haunting novel richly capable of standing on its own. Comanche Moon completes Larry McMurtry's epic cycle of novels of the American West that began with the Pulitzer-Prize-winning masterpiece, Lonesome Dove.

We join Texas Rangers August McCrae and Woodrow F. Call as they are just beginning to deal with the perplexing tensions of adult life -- Gus, and his great love, Clara Forsythe, Call and Maggie Tilton, the young whore who loves him -- when they enlist with a Ranger troop in pursuit of Buffalo Hump, the great Comanche war chief; Kicking Wolf, the celebrated Comanche horse thief; and a deadly Mexican bandit king with a penchant for torture.

Comanche Moon joins the twenty-year time line between Dead Man's Walk and Lonesome Dove, as we follow Gus, Call and their comrades-in-arms -- Deets, Jake Spoon, and Pea Eye Parker -- in their bitter struggle to protect an advancing Western frontier against the defiant Comanches, determined to defend their territory and way of life.

At once realistic and yet vividly imagined, Comanche Moon is a giant of an audiobook and the keystone to a mighty achievement of storytelling. An epic adventure full of heroism, tragedy, cruelty, courage, honor and betrayal, Comanche Moon is the culmination of Larry McMurtry's peerless vision of the American West.
Publicado:
Nov 1, 1997
ISBN:
9780743573016
Formato:
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Sobre el autor

Larry McMurtry (1936–2021) was the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two collections of essays, and more than thirty screenplays. He lived in Archer City, Texas.

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  • (5/5)
    I do not think I would have thought to read this series of books if it had not been for Natalie Bradshaw, who sent me Lonesome Dove, the first book of the series, in a Christmas gift exchange.Tracey pointed out to me that the overarching story is a sad one, throughout the series. In light of that, especially, I would not have expected to like the books. McMurtry is a good storyteller.
  • (5/5)
    Romper stomper.This is so much better than the Last Words saloon novel. Not a cliche in sight even though it travels trails well travelled.
  • (4/5)
    Comanche Moon is the second book of the story of Woodrow Call and Augustus McCrae. The first book is Dead Man's Walk which tells the beginnings of the duo's life with the Texas Rangers. In it they meet up with the Comanche braves, Buffalo Hump and Kicking Wolf, for the first time. In this book they are still Texas Rangers and they have had many skirmishes with the Comanches but by the end of the book Buffalo Hump has died. Kicking Wolf is still alive at the end of the book but he knows that the time of the Comanches as free people is all but over. Woodrow's and Gus's time as Texas Rangers is almost over as well. Neither man has been lucky in love. Gus's great love, Clara Forsythe, married someone else and moved to Nebraska. Maggie Tilton, the whore who loves Woodrow and bears his son, Newt, dies of tuberculosis while Woodrow and Gus are away on their final raid. Woodrow was never able to bring himself to marry Maggie or accept Newt as his son and he seems a much lesser man for that. Gus may be an alcoholic but at least he is capable of love and understands human emotion. I confess I didn't like Woodrow very much in this book. I also found this book to dwell on brutality, especially the tortures of Ahumado, too much for my taste. I think I could have gotten the message that he was a bad man without quite so much detail. However, I'm glad I have finally read this book as it ties together Dead Man's Walk with Lonesome Dove. I read Lonesome Dove years ago and my memory is not to fresh. I may have to go back and read it some day (as if there weren't enough books to read without re-reading ones I have already read!)
  • (2/5)
    Texas Rangers are ineffective at fighting Indians.2/4 (Indifferent).800 pages of aimless rambling.
  • (4/5)

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    The cover of Comanche Moon announces that it is the “final volume of the Lonesome Dove saga,” a series of four novels of the Old West by Larry McMurtry. It may have been the last one composed, but it is a prequel to its more famous ostensible sequel, Lonesome Dove. Comanche Moon is a pretty good tale in its own right. In it, we meet most of the characters who achieved fame in the television miniseries of the earlier written Lonesome Dove. It is a long (752 pages) narrative that rarely drags. The principal characters, many of whom are Native Americans, are always interesting. McMurtry’s inhabitants (both red and white) of southwest Texas in the mid 19th century were extremely tough and often brutal. Nevertheless, some of them achieve a high level of dignity in McMurtry’s telling, even if they (the Comanches) are inclined to torture their captives or (the Texas rangers) hang their suspected criminal prisoners without trial.When we enter the minds of the Indians (that’s what they were called in those days), we encounter spirits, witches, and omens. I don’t know whether the Indians back then actually thought that way, but the trope is useful as a way of emphasizing a very real difference in perception between them and their Texan enemies. The meta-message behind the literal narrative is the end of the Comanche’s way of life as white settlers move in and drive away the great buffalo herds that were their primary source of food and clothing. Their great war chief, Buffalo Hump, leads one last great raid from the plains all the way to the Gulf of Mexico, but in the end even he realizes that not only he, but his entire culture, is dying. A fine tale, well-told.(JAB)

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  • (4/5)

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    The third novel (time line wise) in the Lonesome Dove series, and through the first three, the second best. The story continues after ‘Dead Man’s Walk’, and tells the story of Gus McCrae and Woodrow Cal. The story has the two men becoming Captains of the Texas Rangers, and also introduces Lonesome Dove characters Blue Duck, Pea Eye, Newt and Deets. The old stories that the gang tells in Lonesome Dove have their routes in this book of the series. McMurtry is an excellent story teller. His character description is un-believable. He tells what the characters are thinking, how they are affected by each other and the world around them. Reading this series from Lonesome Dove on did not ruin the story for me, but sticking to the time line in reading would have made it a truly epic experience. Onto ‘Streets of Laredo’.

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  • (5/5)

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    I have loved every book in this series. This one was particulary interesting because of the greusomeness of what happened to Inish Scull, and the loves and losses of Captains McCrae and Call.

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  • (4/5)

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    good story, descriptions of inhumanity that have remained with me over the years

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  • (5/5)
    Amazing series...recommend all books in this series.