☆ Streets of Laredo || ↠ PDF Read by ↠ Larry McMurtry

  • Title: Streets of Laredo
  • Author: Larry McMurtry
  • ISBN: 9780684857534
  • Page: 321
  • Format: Paperback

  • From the Pulitzer Prize winning author Larry McMurtry comes the sequel and final book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy An exhilarating tale of legend and heroism, Streets of Laredo is classic Texas and Western literature at its finest.Captain Woodrow Call, August McCrae s old partner, is now a bounty hunter hired to track down a brutal young Mexican bandit Riding with CallFrom the Pulitzer Prize winning author Larry McMurtry comes the sequel and final book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy An exhilarating tale of legend and heroism, Streets of Laredo is classic Texas and Western literature at its finest.Captain Woodrow Call, August McCrae s old partner, is now a bounty hunter hired to track down a brutal young Mexican bandit Riding with Call are an Eastern city slicker, a witless deputy, and one of the last members of the Hat Creek outfit, Pea Eye Parker This long chase leads them across the last wild stretches of the West into a hellhole known as Crow Town and, finally, into the vast, relentless plains of the Texas frontier.
    Larry McMurtry
    Larry McMurtry was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on June 3, 1936 He is the author of twenty nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two essay collections, and than thirty screenplays His first published book, Horseman, Pass By, was adapted into the film Hud A number of his other novels also were adapted into movies as well as a television mini series.Among many other accolades, in 2006 he was the co winner of both the Best Screenplay Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Brokeback Mountain.


    This is on my short list of books that I have read more than once. In fact I think I've read it 2 1/2 times. A few years ago I picked it up one day, opened it somewhere in the middle (maybe I was looking for a particular passage), started reading, and couldn't put it down for a couple of days until I finished it (for the third time). That's how much the book drew me into the story that McMurtry tells, and the magnificent way he tells it. I think he's a fabulous writer, the greatest I've read for [...]

    As much as I enjoyed Lonesome Dove, that's how much I disliked Streets of Laredo. Larry McMurtry spent much of the earlier book demolishing the squeaky-clean John Wayne image of the Old West by showing it as realm of rape, sexual slavery, meaningless violence and random death, but he also showed the grandeur and beauty that drew men like Augustus McCrae. Gus is sorely missed in this novel, in which McMurtry seems perversely committed to focusing on the least interesting characters and reworking [...]

    Sarah Anne
    This is the sequel to Lonesome Dove and it's almost as good. The only thing that really didn't work for me was that he didn't seem to have a firm fix on what was motivating Joey Garza.I found myself taking a meandering, slow journey through this book instead of rushing to finish it. His writing is very good and his characters are absolutely brilliant, with the aforementioned exception. In particular, McMurtry knows how to write women. You see so much these days about people wanting strong female [...]

    You wouldn't think it, but chasing bandits is not as exciting as driving cattle, but if you are a fan of Lonesome Dove you'll want to read the sequel and find out what became of the Hat Creek boys, and of course, Lorie and Clara. You'll learn the fates of Pea Eye, Captain Call, Newt (who I believe to be the lonesome dove) as well as becoming acquainted with a slew of new and interesting characters, two of which are positively evil. This book definitely misses Gus though, and some of the warmest [...]

    I loved this book. Unlike most sequels, this book does not pick up where the last one left off. It is fully able to stand on it's own which I find to be an amazing feat. I loved Lonesome Dove, but felt that the novel was complete and was ready to start a new adventure. Would I have liked to see a further continuation of Newt, Dish and even Clara? Sure, but I was so quickly wrapped up in the new characters and new setting that I was more than willing to go on the hunt for Joey Garza, Mox Mox and [...]

    I have such fond memories of Lonesome Dove. It's a fantastic book, and well-deserving of the Pulitzer Prize. I enjoyed the two prequels, but they weren't quite as good, an opinion I hold of this book as well. It was an interesting story and had McMurtry's usual high quality of writing. I think the characterization, and perhaps sequence of events, was what left me a little dissatisfied. The facts that the ranch in Montana failed within a couple years and Newt died shortly after the end of LD, and [...]

    I have to be the only dumbass out there who’s read all of the Lonesome Dove books except for Lonesome Dove. I just can’t make myself do it after I’ve seen the wonderful miniseries probably eight hundred times, especially 'cause that looks like a real brick-sized motherfucker. So I really can’t say whether or not this sequel stacks up to the original work. Thankfully at least a trillion people have posted reviews of this book on this site and , etc. so you can always just check those out. [...]

    Wendy Moniz
    I wanted to love this. Lonesome Dove is one of my all time favorite books. But this left me almost wishing I didn't read it. It is all sadness and violence and none even a hint of humor as was in the first. I still enjoyed it, but rushed through it so I could be done.

    If you are interested in this review, the question foremost in your mind is whether or not this is as good as Lonesome Dove. The answer is: very nearly.

    This is an excellent follow up to Lonesome Dove; however, this novel is completely different in scope, style, plot - pretty much everything.This novel was brilliant and, in some ways, superior to the original - something I did not think possible. This novel chronicles Captain Call's last job as a ranger approximately fifteen years after the end of Lonesome Dove. He is much older here and at what the characters believe is the end of his career, the end of his greatness, the end of his days as a r [...]

    (Critical spoiler warning for Dead Man’s Walk, Comanche Moon and Lonesome Dove)Most books are about what happens. Larry McMurtry’s books are about what happens next.Obviously that’s true of all books in a sense: the reader is compelled to keep turning the pages to find out what happens. But Larry McMurtry shows us the course of people’s lives, and the consequences of life’s many sorrows, beyond the expected narrative constraint. This is doubly true of Streets of Laredo, the fourth and [...]

    Jerome Peterson
    Streets of LaredoBy Larry McMurtry February 28, 2014“In the long-awaited sequel to Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry spins an exhilarating tale of legend and heroism. Captain Woodrow Call, Augustus McCrae’s old partner, is now a bounty hunter hired to track down a brutal, young Mexican bandit. Their long chase leads them across the last wild stretches of the West into a hellhole known as Crow Town, and finally, into the vast, relentless plains of the Texas frontier.” This novel swept me off my [...]

    I read Lonesome Dove in June 2010 and loved it, but what happened to one of the characters made me so sad that I didn't feel ready to read it till now, two and a half years later. That should tell you something about the power of his writing.Once again he's set up a story where numerous people are on each other's trail through Texas and Mexico. A couple of them are psychopaths. The main story is about Captain Call and his deputies search for Joey Garza, a train robber, but various other characte [...]

    Joshua Gross
    I enjoyed this book more than Dead Man's Walk and just a little less than Lonesome Dove. Also, reading the reviews of this book some people are just crazy, and their seething disappointment over what happened to their favorite characters from Lonesome Dove annoys me. They should go write sad angry fan fiction about it, not complain about it in a review. I didn't really care all that much, I just looked forward to a new Mcmurtry epic and that's what I got. What people don't seem to understand is [...]

    The sequel to that famous cowboy book Lonesome Dove, this was a perfect subject matter for my roadtrip b/c even though I wasn't in Texas, I did ride through a lot of cow country. It was an OK book but a little disappointing for a few reasons. First of all, why did Newt die in the mysterious space between the last book and this book? I was so happy he didn't die in the last one, so I felt especially cheated by this. Second, the book seems kind of empty without Gus and I missed his endearingly fun [...]

    I started with Comanche Moon then Lonesome Dove, now Streets of Laredo. I knew it was the last book but I didn't want to end the series there, so will read Dead Man's Walk last because it is the beginning of Woodrow and Gus. Of course, McMurtry is the best at putting life in prespective. What has struck me through the series is that not much, if anything, has changed through time. People still lie, cheat, steal, make unusual friendships, are unfathomly selfish, unconscious of their own and other [...]

    I am so disappointed I can hardly stand myself. I love Lonesome Dove. Love, love, love. I can't believe this is what follows. I guess I should have reminded myself how much I love Gus and I should have known Call minus Gus does not equal as much love as just Call. The plot isn't bad. The characters aren't bad. The book isn't bad, in itself. But all the horrors, all the sad sadness just isn't balanced without the humor. *****Spoiler alert*****Also why oh why did McMurtry just abandon characters a [...]

    Some misguided folks have suggested that you should read Lonesome Dove first and not read the series in its own chronological order.In fact I've been told that reading the books in order is like watching Star Wars in order; painful and ruins the good in the series.I'm here to tell you that Larry McMurtry is no George Lucas.There are some continuity errors, but the prequels and sequels in no way detract from the story.I devoured them, one after the other, all terribly good.Like westerns? you'll l [...]

    Kateryna Krivovyaz
    I´m so sad that I´ve just finished this awesome book. I read many review on it that claimed this book lacked the spirit of the first one and that it was a little disappointing. I strongly disagree with that. It´s a logical continuation of the first one, where we get to know what happened to our favorite characters. Looking forward to reading the third book)Long live Captain Call !!

    Woodrow Call , the main character ended up sad and lonely in the book

    Scott Semegran
    Streets of Laredo takes place years after the Hat Creek Outfit establishes a cattle ranch in Montana, the collective dream of Call and Gus and the men who work and tag along with the pair of close friends. I enjoyed Lonesome Dove immensely and looked forward to reading Streets of Laredo soon after completing the previous novel. Streets of Laredo is structured in a similar fashion to Lonesome Dove--in three parts--with the addition of an epilogue, and told with the narrative voice of Larry McMurt [...]

    Reading this whole series has been a very interesting time. I found the whole series (all four books), to be a serious reflection on life. In many aspects, dark, cruel, harsh, sprinkled with the value of true friendships, relationships, purpose and meaning, and surviving. Contrasts between the joys of life against the tragidies of life. Another aspect I found to be very interesting is the strong role many of the women characters played throughout the book. From the beginning, you have a young pr [...]

    Sam Reaves
    McMurtry's Lonesome Dove series, or quartet, or whatever you want to call it, is for my money one of the big achievements of American fiction of the past quarter century or so. It has epic scale, covering vast spaces and forty years of time, but the language is a laconic vernacular that never gets too big for its britches, taking everything from the tenderest emotions to the most horrific violence in its stride. The narrative takes an ensemble cast centered on two fictional Texas Rangers through [...]

    A fitting follow-up to Lonesome Dove, although this book is a bit sadder and much more reflective. Call, no longer accompanied by the loquacious Gus (one of the most popular characters in all of fiction, or so I've been told) is aging and spends a good bit of time reflecting on his life, his fading abilities, and the meaning of it all. He and his men are on the run for a killer and there is plenty of action and adventure. But I enjoyed the thoughtful parts also---I enjoyed simply knowing a novel [...]

    A worthy, yet incredibly brutal, follow-up to the fantastic Lonesome Dove. I was unprepared for just how bleak and horrible this novel could be (and I don't intend that to in any way denigrate the book's quality). It was just plain evil for long stretches, and that can wear on one's emotions after a while. But if you read Lonesome Dove and enjoyed it, then you have to read this to see what became of the "Hat Creek Outfit" as their lives played out over time. Riveting stuff (and did I mention BRU [...]

    Jason Reeser
    While I think this is as close to Lonesome Dove in the way of great story and characters, it will not be what many readers of Lonesome Dove will want to see. Woodrow Call, such a stoic, mythological legend in the first book, comes more alive here. He didn't have to in Lonesome Dove because he had Gus to carry the scene for him. But now Call is front and center, and he is more animated than I had thought he could be. Another surprise is the development of Pea Eye. As legendary as Call has become, [...]

    When this book started, I was not happy with the plot developments that McMurtry jumped through to summarize the past 20 years since LD; however, his ability to develop interesting new characters soon overcame the early plot disappointments. It has became evident to me that McMurtry likes to have you develop attachments to characters, and then suddenly kill them off; I believe the purpose is to make you feel the transitory nature of the time and location, where life is hard, often short, and can [...]

    A well-written but grim book about life in the Old West - probably more accurate than many would choose to believe. Dirty, stupid and violent people made life miserable for those who were none of the above. I read this before having read Lonesome Dove, so that book will be spoiled for me because SoL gives away much of the characters' histories from LD. Nonetheless Larry McMurty is an excellent writer and I look forward to reading the other volumes in the series.

    Robert Grant
    This one sorely disappointed me. Nowhere near as good as Lonesome Dove but nothing can come close to that one anyway. This book just seemed like the author was pissed off with everyone when he wrote it and some of the stuff that I was looking forward to catching up on in this one-didn't materialize. Really get the feeling the author was not happy with the direction he sent the characters in and just said to hell with it.

    William Mitchell
    The Streets of Laredo is a worthy follow up to McMurty's Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Lonesome Dove. It is filled with heroism and regret,and often painfully sad as it follows Captain Call the retired Texas Ranger on his last assignment.

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