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eBook Boone's Lick ePub

by Larry McMurtry

  • ISBN: 0684868865
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Larry McMurtry
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1st edition (November 10, 2000)
  • Pages: 287
  • ePub book: 1828 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1766 kb
  • Other: rtf mobi lit docx
  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 469

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Roads: Driving America’s Great Highways. This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously

Roads: Driving America’s Great Highways. Still Wild: Short Fiction of the American West. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. All rights reserved, including the right of reproduction in whole or in part in any form.

Larry McMurtry returns to the Old West in a fast-moving, comic tale about a woman determined to conquer anything that stands in the way of an ultimate confrontation with her . Boone's Lick: A Novel has been added to your Cart.

Larry McMurtry returns to the Old West in a fast-moving, comic tale about a woman determined to conquer anything that stands in the way of an ultimate confrontation with her wayward husband. In his first historical novel in ten years.

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Электронная книга "Boone's Lick: A Novel", Larry McMurtry. Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iOS. Выделяйте текст, добавляйте закладки и делайте заметки, скачав книгу "Boone's Lick: A Novel" для чтения в офлайн-режиме. In his first historical novel in ten years, Larry McMurtry introduces Mary Margaret, a nineteenth-century version of the formidable, unforgettable Aurora Greenway of Terms of Endearment.

Larry Jeff McMurtry (born June 3, 1936) is an American novelist, essayist, bookseller, and screenwriter whose work is predominantly set in either the Old West or in contemporary Texas. His novels include Horseman, Pass By (1962), The Last Picture Show (1966), and Terms of Endearment (1975), which were adapted into films earning 26 Oscar nominations (10 wins).

Boone's Lick is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry's return to the kind of story that made him famous - an enthralling tale of the nineteenth-century west. Like his bestsellers Lonesome Dove, Streets of Laredo, Comanche Moon, and Dead Man's Walk, Boone's Lick transports the reader to the era about which McMurtry writes better and more shrewdly than anyone else.

The novel follows the Cecil family's arduous journey by riverboat and wagon from Boone's Lick, Missouri, to Fort Phil Kearny in Wyoming

The novel follows the Cecil family's arduous journey by riverboat and wagon from Boone's Lick, Missouri, to Fort Phil Kearny in Wyoming.

Nearly every officer in the fort, including General Slade, came by to try and talk Ma out of traveling north-they made the journey seem like sure death for all of us-but they might as well have been. Madam, there’s no call for this intrepidity, General Slade said. You might at least wait for Colonel Fetterman-he’s going that way soon to reinforce Colonel Carrington. He’ll be happy to escort you safely i. .No, he wouldn’t be happy to escort me anywhere, Ma said. He’d be happier if he could just knock me in the head.

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A new series by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lonesome Dove introduces the Missouri town of Boone's Lick, where a colorful cast of characters stands on the edge of the Western frontier ready to push west to Fort Phil Kearny in Wyoming. 300,000 first printing.

Comments

Cointrius Cointrius
I am a die-hard Larry McMurtry fan and have read many of his novels, all of which I have enjoyed. No one quite captures the "Old West" as well as him. His laconic sense of humor and dialogue drops you right into the middle of the story. Your pace of reading slows down and you become a part of the wonderful stories he weaves. This novel revolves around a Mother who decides on a whim to pick up and search for her long lost husband in Wyoming. The family has many adventures along the way, meeting an intriguing cast of miscreants and misfits. It's a highly entertaining, sometimes hilarious read and highly recommended.
Connorise Connorise
Larry McMurtry is an exceptionally prolific author. He has written a number of books that I have not read, or in this instance, "listened to", but of the six, or seven I have finished, "Boone's Lick" is one of his best!

Will Patton is the reader, and having heard him read, "Dead Man's Walk", along with a number of James Burke's works, I quickly got a copy of "Boone's Lick." Patton is the best at interpreting this kind of material orally, and I never get enough of his work in this modem. (He seems to always play "bad" guys with his acting.)

The book is glorious, and I have listened to it many times. It has a great plot, and is very enjoyable until it nears the end. I do not care for the way that McMurtry seemed to want to "close out" the story so he would not be buried in requests for a sequel, (I guess).
But then, great writers of his caliber do seem to have a constant supply of inspiration, ideas for new works, so I figure he just wants to keep exploring new territories with fresh characterizations.
lets go baby lets go baby
Written with many short chapters; so, good for bedtime reading. Yet the story as told is choppy, with gaps in the tale between some of the chapters. It doesn't flow. It's a bunch of loosely connected short story tales. Then at the end, in a slightly longer chapter, the author appears to have tired of the tale; he suddenly condenses the remaining years of the lives of the characters, some of them still young with a fascinating future ahead, into a few short summary paragraphs. This book lacks the allure of McMurtry's earlier books.
Delalbine Delalbine
Just as the tiny town of Lonesome Dove was the starting point for a journey in Larry McMurtry's book of the same name, so also is Boone's Lick in this yarn by the same author.
In LONESOME DOVE, we followed the adventures of two Texas Rangers turned cattle ranchers driving a herd from the banks of the Rio Grande to Montana. In BOONE'S LICK, we have a family of sodbusters, the Cecils, traversing the plains between Missouri and Wyoming shortly after the Civil War. The family is led by the mother, Mary Margaret, whose intent is to find her husband, gone these past 14 months and presumably living at one of the Army's frontier forts, possibly with an Indian woman. Along for the ride are Mary's children (G.T., Shay, Neva, and Marcy), her brother-in-law Seth, her half-sister Rosie, and her aged Pa. Also attaching themselves to the group are an old French priest, Fr.Villy, and a native guide, Charlie Seven Days.
Whereas LONESOME DOVE was a truly epic tale, both as a book and as one of the best TV miniseries ever broadcast, BOONE'S LICK is less ambitious, but enjoyable nonetheless. The character of Seth was sufficiently similar to that of Gus McCrae in the LONESOME DOVE screenplay that I could easily imagine McRae's Robert Duvall playing the part if BOONE'S LICK is ever brought to the screen. (Picturing Duvall as Seth added considerably to my enjoyment.)
Author McMurtry's style is very similar in both stories. He doesn't downplay the hardships and dangers of cross-country travel at that time and place in American history. But he doesn't ignore rustic Western humor either. When, while traveling by riverboat, Seth remarks to Mary Margaret that one of the crew, Joel, is thinking about marrying Rosie, MM retorts, "I don't think he's aiming that high. But he's aiming." Indeed, the verbal interplay between the crusty, independent Seth and the determined, strong-willed Mary Margaret is one of the storyline's major joys.
This is not a great book by any stretch, mainly because it's a novella masquerading as a full-length novel (with a full-length novel's price tag). However, the characters are well drawn, the dialog seemingly authentic for the period, and the action believable. You can read it in a two to three hours, and it's time well spent.
Vinainl Vinainl
This story reminds me so much of my mother's family. Hardship after hardship yet they all turned out fine.

Left me with a good feeling.
Ohatollia Ohatollia
It is a well written book. I was surprised several times and there were never an dull or slow parts in the book. Certainly a good read
Tam Tam
McMurty is a master of the Western narrative and this one has it all.The length provides the unfolding of multiple experiences by multiple characters. Loving it.
Road trip book. You’ll be glad the journey ends because it’s not that interesting. I’ve read everything McMurtry’s written- This is not his best work.