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Larry McMurtry î 8 Read & Download Free read ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF î Larry McMurtry characters Lonesome Dove Grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of AmericaJourney to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of he. The account of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana This is a very long novel which is nevertheless always compelling It contains memorable characters whose adventures are narrated in a deceptively straightforward styleWhat impresses me most about this book is that the fates of the characters are neither cornily predictable nor deliberately surprising The book s great length allows life to happen to them as it happens to all of us We have the leisure to observe them carefully and we are glad that we have come along for the drive

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Larry McMurtry î 8 Read & Download Free read ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF î Larry McMurtry characters Lonesome Dove Roes and outlaws whores and ladies Indians and settlers Richly authentic beautifully written always dramatic Lonesome Dove is a book to make us laugh weep dream and rememb. This was such a surprisingly wonderful read well beyond the traditional stereotypes of westerns with realistic lovable and hateful characters and an incredible scenario I am not sure how to present my review of this 1000 page masterpiece Perhaps we start with the town of Lonesome Dove itselfIt is a small settlement next to the Mexican border There is the Hat Creek crew with their horses a collection of which is a remuda and cattle In charge of the crew are Captain Woodrow Call and Captain Augustus Gus McCrae who are our two primary protagonists They are longtime friends and former Texas Rangers one whose suad was also the somewhat dim hand Pea Eye Parker and the Mexican cook Bolivar There is a younger man Newt that was adopted by the crew after his mother a local prostitute named Maggie passed away I believe her story is told in Comanche Moon There are a few other ranches around and the downtown is just a handful of shops and the local saloon the Dry Bean which is also the local whorehouse both owned and run by Frenchman Xavier Wanz In the whorehouse Lorena Wood is a rather silent prostitute living at the Dry Bean with a sad long backstory that landed her in Lonesome Dove Augustus is one of her kinder and generous customers Lippy who has a droopy lip and a hole in his stomach plays the pian er and serves as comic relief in the barInto this picture Dishwater Boggett a local cowhand rides in and falls head over heels with Lorena who barely notices his existence But the entire plot is set into inexorable motion with the arrival of former Ranger and colleage of Call and Gus Jake Spoon gambler lady s man and alcoholic Naturally Lorena immediately falls head over heels in love with him giving up on the sporting life Before this however he goes to the ranch and after some reminiscing plants the idea of a cattle drive up into unsettled Montana The idea being to open and settle the land there with a few thousand head of cattle these will be stolen from Mexico by the crew This idea initially panned by Gus is for somewhat inexplicable reasons at first picked up by Call and becomes an obsession He decides to make the drive and thus the story begins in earnest Since the rest of the book is the trek from Texas to Montana we need to add to this picture a few other important characters July Johnson a sheriff in Fort Smith Arkansas whose brother was mistakenly killed by Jake Spoon thus explaining his presence somewhat clandestine in Texas He is married to Elmira who is unbeknownst to him a former prostitute still in love with her last pimp Dee Boot He has a deputee Roscoe Brown and a son named Joe At the beginning of Part 2 Part 1 being dedicated to the organization and start of the cattle drive July and Joe set out to capture Jake Spoon and bring him to justice and Roscoe is tasked with watching Elmira who takes off on a whiskey boat to find her beau Dee Clara Allen this is Gus first true love who we meet at the beginning of Part 3 She has two daughers Sally and Betsey and a dying husband Bill She is strong willed uick tongued and excellent with horses Blue Duck When Gus and Call settled Texas they wiped out the most violent Indian criminals as well as Mexican bandits they missed one The evil Blue Duck is one of literatures most repulsive and inherently evil bad guys on the level of Anton Chiggah in No Country for Old Men or Heath Ledger s Joker in the film The Dark Knight He kills and rapes with no remorse and is a formidable antagonist for Gus and his capture of Lorena is a key pivot in the plotThe thing that strikes the reader is how the book avoids stereotypes Despite having played a major role in destroying the place of Indians in the West and reducing the survivors to either crime or starvation as we see repeatedly in the book Gus realizes this and uestions which side was truly in their rights who really belonged on the land and sees the mechanics of how the scheme workedHere is Gus about settling the West Why women and children and settlers are just cannon fodder for lawyers and bankers Augustus said They re part of the scheme After the Indians wipe out enough of them you get your public outcry and we go chouse the Indians out of the way If they keep coming back then the Army takes over and chouses them worse Finally the Army will manage the whip em down to where they can be sueezed onto some reservation so the lawyers and bankers can come in and get civilisation started Every bank in Texas ought to pay us a commission for the work we done If we hadn t done it all the bankers would still be back in Georgia living on poke salad and turnip greens p 83At another point during a conversation with Call Gus says Does it ever occur to you that everything we done was probably a mistake Just look at it from a nature standpoint If you ve got enough snakes around the place you won t be overrun with rats and varmints The way I see it the Indians and the bandits have the same job to do Let them be and you won t constantly be having to ride around these dern settlements p 319 And later The thing is if I m going to be treated like an Indian I might as well act like one I think we spent our best years fighting on the wrong side p 327Dish hopelessly in love with and devoted to Lorena lost all sense of what life was about He even lost the sense that he was a cowboy the strongest sense he had to work with He was just a fellow with a glass in his hand who life had suddenly turned to mud p 98 After stealing cattle and horses from Mexico from a former rival that had died unbeknownst to the company they drive north During the drive they are hit by misfortunes of Biblical proportions one is killed after stepping in a nest of snakes in a river another having been struck by lightning the crew is hit with sandstorms locust storms and hail storms At one point the surly Bolivar uits the company and they hire Po Campo later on to replace him This is a good moment to point out the many moments of humor in the book the rivalry between Gus and Po as the team s primary sources of entertainment was a great on going joke Po Campo is a Mexican character who walks beside the wagon all the way north being the closest to nature of all of them In the narrative the drive continues the destinies of Roscoe and Joe and Elmira play out against a background of the drive making it across to Montana with wonderful descriptions the great west technical explanations of the various aspects of cattle drives and of course just great storytelling I hope this review encouraged you to pick up and read this classic if you never had or to reread it if you have I was moved by the depth of the characters the refusal of McMurtry to water down the violence or succumb to empty stereotypes or a Hollywood ending While being faithful to aspects of the classic western McMurtry surpassed the genre to create a real masterpiece of American literature that is enduring and beautifulI am watching the 1989 TV series again with my kids 10 and 13 and we all nearly cried at the end of the first episode Duvall is extraordinary as Gus Tommy Lee Jones is great at Callthe breaking in of Hell Bitch was so well shot Just wish we had seen the rancher that Gus had that hilarious exchange about renting pigs with Definitely worth seeking out the TV show One of the rare adaptations to the small screen that came close to the perfection of the book This first episode ends with the cattle drive over the Nueces River and the first tragedy of many along the routeThe second episode deals a lot with Blue Duck Gus and Lorrie It is a rather brutal episode but the beauty of Gus friendship for Lorrie is breathtaking as are the two gunfights particularly the first one I think they could have cast someone a bit Heath Ledger ish as Blue Duck as well as for Monkey John and Ermoke because the characters in the book were far wicked and well drawn Episode two draws to a close as Gus comfort LorrieIn the 3rd episode we see the results of Jake s moral laziness and the justice meted out by his friends We also finally meet Clara in Ogalalla We also see that Elmira s obsession with the unlucky Dee Boot leads her and Big Zwey to being scalped Another excellent episode where the humanity of Gus half honesty contrasted with the increasingly blind devotion to Duty by Call his utter lack of subtlety leading to Deeks unnecessary death which closes the episode setting us up for the finale In this episode Duvall s acting is truly something to beholdThe last episode deals with well the end of the book and is full of beauty in Montana as well as the death of some important characters for whom my entire family was in tears It did not vary much from the book other than skipping the epic bull grizzly fight and giving a slightly different final scene Overall it was an extraordinary TV show and was nearly a perfect reflection of the book Duvall and Lee Jones are absolutely splendid and there are great lines here than in the last 7 Star Wars 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Larry McMurtry î 8 Read & Download Free read ´ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF î Larry McMurtry characters Lonesome Dove A love story an adventure and an epic of the frontier Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize winning classic Lonesome Dove the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy is the. Larry McMurtry is considered one of America s master story tellers His novels include Terms of Endearment and The Last Picture Show as well as the screenplay to Brokeback Mountain which later became award winning films A revered author in Texas he was invited by former First Lady Laura Bush to be a special guest speaker at the first annual Texas Book Festival It seems fitting that I began his definitive work Pulitzer winning Lonesome Dove on his birthday June 3 A story of Texas Rangers and winning the western frontier which later encouraged McMurtry to create a tetralogy Lonesome Dove is considered the foremost work of American western fiction Augustus Gus McCrae and Woodrow F Call ride as Texas Rangers for nearly thirty years keeping the new state safe from Indians Mexicans and ruffians following the completion of the Civil War By the time of the volume s opening however Mexicans decided to stay on their side of the Rio Grande and most Indians had cleared out of south Texas leaving the area to law abiding citizens Even though the two never tired completely of rangering they founded the Hat Creek Outfit a stables outside of Lonesome Dove a settlement close to the Mexican border It is here that McCrae and Call got their team of Rangers back together for one final adventure before they ride off into the sunset Creating a large cast of characters and multiple storylines that eventually meet up McMurtry creates a western novel that is than the story of cowboys and Indians Former ranger Jake Spoon a good guy turned outlaw convinced Call to move thousands of cattle and start the first ranch north of the Milk River in Montana At the time unexplored territory Call is up for the challenge and assembles a team of cowboys to make the journey north The group full of colorful personalities got than they bargained for on the trip Most thought it was to be a journey get paid and then return home to Lonesome Dove They did not sign up for river crossings sandstorms and skirmishes with Indians and grizzly bears Yet Call desires to conuer virgin territory and make a name for himself as one of the pioneers of the Montana land grab McCrae signs up for the journey as a last hurrah with his lifelong friend Yet even he gets than he asked for on the trip A carefree persona happy to sit back with a glass of whiskey and a deck of cards McCrae would rather be outside a saloon in Lonesome Dove than on a two thousand mile journey north Yet the thought of seeing the love of his life Clara Allen at the midway point of the trek spurs McCrae to join up Along the way he saves a whore named Lorena from a vile Indian named Blue Duck and becomes her guardian only to find himself when he meets with Clara once and for all This story line tugged on my emotions the most as McMurtry weaves multiple characters stories together to form a nexus at Clara s ranch It is here that both the cowboys and their loves must make key decisions that are vital to the duration of the novel McMurtry makes Lonesome Dove than just a story of cowboys by informing his readers of key events that have taken place to change the course of the American west He touches on the plight of the Indians who in the 1870s are still fighting off the cavalry and cowboys for control of the great land grab The army settlers and Indians all think that the land belongs to them setting the stage for epic battle scenes none as brutal as those involving Blue Duck He also has the cowboys in their dialogue describe how if they are not careful all of the buffalo will be gone soon so the men enjoy watching and running with the great creatures while they are still able McMurtry also touches on the place of women in society as he describes in detail the characters of Lorena Clara and a wandering soul named Elmira All three are limited in choices between marriage and whoring and in the end Clara desires a brighter future for both Lorena and her two daughtersWhile I enjoyed the multiple story lines the place of women the character studies and history the journey from Texas to Montana is what kept me reading this volume At 750 pages in length the novel is fast reading as I desired to see the resolution of this complex story that McMurtry has created Now that I have completed and left behind Lonesome Dove I am ready to return again as the writing was captivating and held my attention throughout As I attempt to read through the Pulitzers I view Lonesome Dove as one of the best I hope to return to the tetralogy at some point but I would like to savor this 5 star read for awhile first

  • Paperback
  • 858
  • Lonesome Dove
  • Larry McMurtry
  • English
  • 11 April 2020
  • 9781439195260