Comanche Moon

Comanche Moon

Book - 1998
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The epic four-volume cycle that began with Larry McMurty's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, Lonesome Dove , is completed with this brilliant and haunting novel - a capstone in a mighty tradition of storytelling.

Texas Rangers August McCrae and Woodrow F. Call, now in their middle years, are just beginning to deal with the enigmas of the adult heart - Gus with his great love, Clara Forsythe; and Call with Maggie Tilton, the young whore who loves him. Two proud but very different men, 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, following beloved heroes Gus and 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, courageously determined to defend their territory and their way of life.

At once vividly imagined and unflinchingly realistic, Comanche Moon is a sweeping, heroic adventure full of tragedy, cruelty, courage, honor and betrayal - and the culmination of Larry McMurty's peerless vision of the American West.
Publisher: S&S, 1998.
ISBN: 9780671020644
0671020641

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CaptainHecto
Oct 11, 2018

I had hoped this would fall into the 'guilty pleasures' category, but was quickly disappointed. Repetitive dialogue, with too much gratuitous violence. And for an author with such a reputation for realistic detail, McMurtry demonstrates a strange unfamiliarity with firearms (e.g. the decade when repeating rifles were introduced in the West). Bottom line: couldn't finish it.

kdwaynec Jan 21, 2016

I have not read "Lonesome Dove" yet. I've read the first two prequels and am not impressed. I was expecting a lot more. I think it' s because I really don't like any of the characters!

WILLIAM KEHEW Oct 12, 2011

An amazing, meticulously written tale. Easily as good as "Lonesome Dove." I couldn't put it down.

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