Dead Man's Walk (Paperback)
|Author: Larry McMurtry|
|*Author: McMurtry, Larry *Series Title: Lonesome Dove *Publication Date: 2000/10/01 *Number of Pages: 463 *Binding Type: Paperbound *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 8.25|
From the Publisher:
Dead Man's Walk is the first, extraordinary book in the epic Lonesome Dove tetralogy, in which Larry McMurtry breathed new life into the vanished American West and created two of the most memorable heroes in contemporary fiction: Augustus McCrae and Woodrow Call.
As young Texas Rangers, Gus and Call have much to learn about survival in a land fraught with perils: not only the blazing heat and raging tornadoes, roiling rivers and merciless Indians but also the deadly whims of soldiers. On their first expeditions--led by incompetent officers and accompanied by the robust, dauntless whore known as the Great Western--they will face death at the hands of the cunning Comanche war chief Buffalo Hump and the silent Apache Gomez. They will be astonished by the Mexican army. And Gus will meet the love of his life.
"This is a great book...Larry McMurtry, at his best here, is one of the finest American novelists, ever. " Chicago Tribune Books
"McMurtry has left himself plenty of room for sequels to the prequel; if that is his plan, I wish him well, because this book was great fun to read. It is now some 20 years since Larry McMurtry advised other Texas writers to stop writing about the lost Texas of legend and instead to chronicle the new, urban Texas. McMurtry set the example, in such novels as 'Terms of Endearment,' but the, wily devil, he doubled back on us and wrote the most sweeping and romantic western adventure of all. I, for one, am happy to cede the historical territory to him, and to allow McMurtry to bring Gus and Woodrow back to life as often as he likes." - Jay Brandon 09/10/1995 New York Times Book Review
"When it comes to contriving tests of manhood, Mr. McMurtry knows no master....['Dead Man's Walk'] is a stranger and a more ambitious book than its predecessor, ruthless in its disposition of characters, sparse and vivid in its creation of the inhuman landscapes of New Mexico and the plains....Mr. McMurtry's two novels, freestanding and yet linked, should surely earn an award of some kind, for carrying forward to their ultimate limit the themes and leather-tough atmospherics on which novels and films of the Texas frontier depend." - Thomas Flanagan 09/10/1995 Time
"...[I]t is a satisfactory foothill, with the grand old mountain in view....McMurtry has a fine time with youthful damnfoolishness, and so does the reader. The young Rangers are randy and daft, and ...coltish around women...." - John Skow 09/04/1995 Denver Post
"Readers who are looking for pure adventure will gobble up "Dead Man's Walk"--a wild and wooly read --from cover to cover. San Francisco Chronicle
"Succeeds marvelously...resurrecting two brilliantly conceived characters and delivering a rousing tale of the Wild West."