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Author: Larry McMurtry
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Title: Comanche Moon
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Publisher: Orion Pub Co (October 31, 1998)
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Comanche Moon by Larry McMurtry



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. Woodrow Call, Augustus McCrae, and the troop of cold, tired, dejected rangers were uncomfortably aware, though, that they were only a few yards from the western edge of the Palo Duro Canyon. It was Call's belief that Kicking Wolf, the Comanche horse thief they were pursuing, had most likely slipped down into the canyon on some old trail. Inish Scull might be pursuing Indians that were below and behind him, in which case the rangers might ride all night into the freezing sleet for nothing.

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 you 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.

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

Книга Comanche Moon, автор McMurtry Larry - (The book of Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove tetralogy, Comache Moon takes us once again into the world of the American West

Book I.

Author: Larry McMurtry. The book of Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove tetralogy, Comache Moon takes us once again into the world of the American West.

Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize–winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two collections of essays, and more than thirty screenplays. He lives in Archer City, Texas. 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.

The Comanche are being scattered-some are going off to live on the white man’s reservations, others are going off to try and continue the Comanche way of life, and others are denouncing both and turning into bandits. It is amazing to me how passages like these can affect me. In the world that McMurtry writes about, suffering and misery knows no bounds, and he is able to write about it in a way that is not maudlin, but raw and untempered.

Personal Name: McMurtry, Larry. Publication, Distribution, et. New York At once realistic and yet vividly imagined, Comanche Moon is a giant of a book - written by one of America's most honored and distinguished novelists - and the keystone to a mighty achievement of storytelling, unparalleled for its sweep, its meticulous re-creation of the past, its sheer energy, and its celebration of life: an epic adventure full of heroism, tragedy, cruelty, courage, honor and betrayal, and the culmination of Larry McMurtry's peerless vision of the American West.

The further adventures of Gus and Gall in the prequel to lonesome Dove. Set against the long, bitter frontier fighting that set white man against Comanche Indian, Comanche Moon follows the adventures of Gus and Call, now Texas Rangers under the command of Captain Inish Scull. When Sculls favourite horse is stolen by the Comanches, he decides to track him down, leaving Gus and Call in charge. But they soon discover that if there's 1 thing more troublesome than Indian's, it's women. When Madam Scull despatches them to find her errant husband, the rangers are relieved to escape - only to find that it is just the start of their adventures.
Reviews: 7
Vispel
"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.
catterpillar
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.
Loni
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
Kefym
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.
Castiel
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.
Nayatol
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.