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eBook Comanche Moon (Lonesome Dove Story, Book 2) ePub

by Larry McMurtry

  • ISBN: 0671020641
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Larry McMurtry
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Pocket Books; Reissue edition (June 1, 1998)
  • ePub book: 1176 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1907 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 651

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McMurtry wisely makes Call and McRae just parts of a great ensemble of characters in this story

view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook. McMurtry wisely makes Call and McRae just parts of a great ensemble of characters in this story. That way he can explore other stories and save the Call and McRae stories to "Lonesome Dove" itself.

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Home Larry McMurtry Lonesome Dove. This is a story of heroism, love, honour, loyalty and betrayal, reaching from the office of the Hat Creek Cattle Company of the Rio Grande to the heart and the wilderness of the American West. This book won the Pulitzer Prize. Augustus doubted that part of the story: it was unlikely one Comanche had been riding around by himself in that part of Mexico, and if there had been two Comanches the caballeros wouldn't have lived to do any horse trading. The mare was a dapple gray, with a white muzzle and a white streak down her forehead, too tall to be pure Indian pony and too short-barreled to be pure thoroughbred.

The Lonesome Dove series refers to a series of four western novels written by Larry McMurtry and the five television miniseries and two television series based upon them. The novels and miniseries follow the exploits of several members of the Texas Ranger Division from the time of the Republic of Texas up until the beginning of the 20th century.

Home Larry McMurtry Lonesome Dove. What he was thinking was that the moon was in the quarter - what they called the rustler's moon. Of course the boy lapped up Augustus's stories about riverboats and whores. The boy hadn't been anywhere, so it was all romance to him. Let it get full over the pale flats and some Mexicans could see well enough to draw a fair bead. Men he'd ridden with for years were dead and buried, or at least dead, because they'd crossed the river under a full moon. "Listening to you brag about women don't improve the taste of my food," he said, finally.

The national bestseller. The second book of Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove tetralogy, Comanche Moon takes us once again into the world of the American West. Texas Rangers August McCrae and Woodrow Call, now in their middle years, continue to deal with the ever-increasing tensions of adult life - Gus with his great love, Clara Forsythe, and Call with Maggie Tilton, the young whore who l THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER.

The second book of Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove tetralogy, Comache Moon takes us once again into the world of the .

The second book of Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove tetralogy, Comache Moon takes us once again into the world of the American West. Comanche Moon closes the twenty-year gap 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 the advancing West frontier against the defiant Comanches, courageously determined to defend their territory and their way of life.

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER The second book of Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove tetralogy, Comache Moon .

THE NATIONAL BESTSELLER The second book of Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove tetralogy, Comache Moon takes us once again into the world of the American West.

The two rode close together as they had through their years as rangers

Book I. Captain Inish Scull liked to boast that he had never been thwarted in pursuit-as he liked to put it-of a felonious foe, whether Spanish, savage, or white. Nor do I expect to have to make an exception in the present instance," he told his twelve rangers. If you've got any sacking with you, tie it around your horses' heads. The two rode close together as they had through their years as rangers. Augustus McCrae didn't fear the cold night ahead, but he did dread it, as any man with a liking for normal comforts would. The cold wind had been searing their faces for two days, singing down at them from the northern prairies.

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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.

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Wilalmaine Wilalmaine
"Comanche Moon" is the second novel chronologically in the Lonesome Dove series but the last of the series written by McMurtry. And while not equal to the great "Lonesome Dove" (few books are), "Comanche Moon" is a fine, fine novel. It is much superior to "Dead Man's Walk" and better than "Streets of Laredo," the other sequels of "Lonesome Dove."

McMurtry wisely makes Call and McRae just parts of a great ensemble of characters in this story. That way he can explore other stories and save the Call and McRae stories to "Lonesome Dove" itself. Inish Scull, Buffalo Hump, Kicking Wolf, Ahumado, Famous Shoes, and Maggie Tilton are equal in development to the two rangers. Their stories are as compelling here as the two rangers. Indeed, it is the story of Inish Scull that is the most fascinating one of this book. Often this book is gruesome - probably too much for some readers - but his setting of Texas in the mid 19th century is absolutely breathtaking. The story of the Comanche here is wonderful and prominent.

I read the books in the order they were published. (I read "Lonesome Dove" before any of the others were written.) But had I to do over, I think I would have liked to have read them in chronological order. That would be my recommendation. "Comanche Moon" is an outstanding western. Probably a 4.5-star book. Only the tacked on feel of Book 3 takes away from a 5-star rating. Highly recommended.
Fararala Fararala
5 stars

Captain Inish Scull, also known as Old Nails is the leader of the troop of twelve Texas Rangers who set out to capture or kill, Buffalo Hump, Kicking Wolf and Gomez. Buffalo is a great Comanche chief who is a ruthless killer, Kicking Wolf is a Comanche horse and child thief extraordinaire and the other is a very vicious killer from Mexico.

The group of twelve men set out with Captain Scull and his great horse that the Indians call “Buffalo Horse” because he is so imposing.

At the same time, Buffalo Hump is having trouble with his son by a woman named Rosa that he stole from Mexico. Blue Duck is an arrogant twenty-year old who thinks his father is a fool, but wants his acclaim in spite of it. He is impulsive, does not learn the bow and prefers guns. Buffalo Hump is an extraordinary shot with his bow and thinks that his son is foolish for preferring the gun.

Gus and Call are now middle aged men and are still Texas Rangers. They are still hunting Comanches and ride with Captain Scull. Also along for the ride is Pea Eye Parker and Deets. Captain Scull is a very educated man and has a wife who wanders and makes no secret of it. Inez now has her eye on young Jake Spoon. Gus is still in love with Clara Forsythe and still wants to marry her and after twenty years of asking, she still refuses him. Call, on the other hand, visits Maggie Tilton, but has no intention of marrying her in spite of the fact that she wants to marry him.

Hector, the Buffalo Horse, is stolen by Kicking Wolf. Captain Scull sets out on his own with the scout Famous Shoes, a Kickapoo tracker, to track the great horse. He is afoot. He makes Gus and Call captains and tells them to take the other men back to Austin. On their way, Call finds a dead young boy. They follow the Indians’ tracks and shoot all four of them, rescuing the mother and her two surviving children. The woman is mute and seemingly does not want to have anything to do with her children. She keeps running off.

They reach Austin and now promoted as Captains, they must report to the Governor. They are ordered by Inez to go and find the Captain and the Governor reluctantly agrees. The men set out the day after.

Captain Scull gets captured by Ahumado, the killer to whom Kicking Wolf took his horse. Hung in a cage over two hundred feet from the bottom of the canyon, Scull amuses himself by capturing birds to eat and scratching Greek letters on the side of the cliff.

Meanwhile, back in Austin, Buffalo Hump has raised a great army and set out to kill whites. When he gets to Austin, many people are killed. Pearl, Long Bill’s wife is “outraged” by seven Comanches. Long Bill is saddened and unsure what to do. Maggie is pregnant by Call, but he won’t marry her or acknowledge the child. Gus is despondent because Clara has decided to marry Bob Allen, a horse trader from Nebraska. Fortunately, she left with Bob before the raid, but her parents were killed.

Ride with Captain Scull, Captains Gus and Call, Famous Shoes, Deets, Long Bill, Pea Eye and the rest of the boys as they scour the prairies looking for Comanches and other ne’er-do-wells. The infamous battles with Buffalo Hump, Kicking Wolf and the murderous Blue Duck are the stuff of legends. Feel the harsh weather, the inhospitable countryside and the fights they get into while doing battle. The relationships between the men are very interesting – and the women as well. The men’s loves and losses figure large in this book. All in all, it was a rousing read and I’m very glad to have read it – for the third time. It is a story I will never tire of.
Na Na
I got "Dead Man's Walk" for Xmas and couldn't put it down. So I got the other three books of the Lonesome Dove tetrology
and consumed them all. I think that "Comanche Moon" is the best of the lot - by a bit. In all of them, Larry successfully
captures the vastness of the frontier and the lands beyond. I'm probably not the first to say this, but the territory is the major
character of all four novels - more than Gus or Woodrow or any of the other folks that inhabit them. Larry's depiction of this hugeness
and its dangers is superb. Set some time aside. Once you start reading you won't want to stop. DCN, 02/03/2016
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This is the book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy. I found it richer and more complex than Dead Man's Walk. It introduces some important characters and advances the stories of others.Three of the central characters are among the most colorful in the series and do not appear again, so they're really worth the read. It is a very long read. I must say. I use a Kindle for most of my reading, so page numbers are essentially irrelevant. When I looked up the number of conventional pages in this book, I found that it came in at a hefty 752. It isn't light reading, exactly, but I found the book easy to read. McMurty pulls the reader right along at a pretty good pace. I'm nearly done with the entire 2,672 page series and I can honestly say that I haven't been bored.
Akinonris Akinonris
I am 80 years old. My eyes are not as good as they used to be so I am very selective about the books I read. Since I have never read a McMurtry book that I didn't like I chose Commanche Moon to read on my Kindle. I was not disappointed. Commanche Moon filled in a lot of the beginning story of the great Lonesome Dove, probably my favorite book of all time. I'm going to continue reading McMurtry as long as possible by enlarging the font on my Kindle until every sentence fills a page.
Xmatarryto Xmatarryto
The Lonesome Dove series are all books that I can read over and over and over again, every time taking in a different story and meaning. Its a classic American western that any one can appreciate regardless of whether you are a fan of the genre or not.

Gus McCrae and Woodrow call will leave you on the edge of your seat, up late at night reading as your live beside them in their adventure from young and rowdy Texas Rangers to grown men passing the torch. A wonderful read that will span generations.