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Comanche Moon: A Novel

McMurtry, Larry

Verlag: Thorndike Press, 1999
ISBN 10: 0786213922 / ISBN 13: 9780786213924
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Titel: Comanche Moon: A Novel

Verlag: Thorndike Press

Erscheinungsdatum: 1999

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Inhaltsangabe: Though chronologically it comes second in the series after DEAD MAN'S WALK, COMANCHE MOON completes the LONESOME DOVE quartet of epic Western novels. It continues the advntures of Texas Rangers Woodrow Call and Gus Macrae as they mature as men, now engaged in breaking Comanche resistance on the great southern plains of Texas.

Rezension: In a book that serves as a both a sequel to Dead Man's Walk and a prequel to the beloved Lonesome Dove, McMurtry fills in the missing chapters in the Call and McCrae saga. It is a fantastic read, in many ways the best and gutsiest of the series. We join the Texas Rangers in their waning Indian-fighting years. The Comanches, after one last desperate raid led by the fearsome-but-aging Buffalo Hump, are almost defeated, though Buffalo Hump's son, Blue Duck, still terrorizes the relentless flow of settlers and lawmen. As Augustus and Woodrow follow one-eyed, tobacco-spitting Captain Inish Scull deep into a murderous madman's den in Mexico, their thoughts turn toward the end of their careers and the women they love in remarkably different ways back in Austin. What's amazing about McMurtry's West is that he sees beyond the romance. Neither his Indians, his cowboys, his gunslingers, nor his women act the way they did in either Zane Grey novels or John Wayne movies. Incredible beauty and lightning-quick violence are the bookends of his West, but it is the in-between moments of suffering and boredom where McMurtry shines. The suffering is poignant and heart-rending; the boredom tempered with doses of Augustus McCrae's sharp humor. Don't be surprised if you find yourself crying and laughing on the same page.

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