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Larry McMurtry






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Simon & Schuster; 1st edition (August 1, 1993)





Streets of Laredo e-book

by Larry McMurtry

Larry McMurtry's Streets of Laredo is a 1995 American Western television miniseries directed by Joseph Sargent.

Larry McMurtry's Streets of Laredo is a 1995 American Western television miniseries directed by Joseph Sargent. The series is set in the 1890s.

There's another family in Nuevo Laredo I can board him with when it comes time to do the work. He enjoys a little travel," Call added.

Part I A Salaried Man. "Most train robbers ain't smart, which is a lucky thing for the railroads," Call said. There's another family in Nuevo Laredo I can board him with when it comes time to do the work. He's still got his memories-he just can't put any two of them together.

Streets of Laredo is a splendid addition to the literary portrait of McMurtry's native Texas and the West that he has been creating for three decades. Larry McMurtry is a true story-teller and the creator of memorable characters. A story is about life and its meanings, it's significance or value. It's also one of his most affectingly melancholy books. The characters are as finely etched as any McMurtry has ever minted. violent, funny, achingly sad, filled with heroism and regret. If you can put Streets of Laredo down, I'll eat my ten-gallon ha. -Cosmopolitan. As Gus said in Lonesome Dove, is about LIVIN'.

From the Pulitzer Prize winning author Larry McMurtry comes the sequel and final book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy. 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, now married to Lorena once Gus McCrae's sweetheart.

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Streets of Laredo, Larry McMurtry’s sequel to his Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, is not a bad book. The toughest part of Streets of Laredo is overcoming the brutally abrupt way in which McMurtry dispenses with Lonesome Dove. It is, in fact, a great book. I will argue, in a moment, that it is better than Lonesome Dove in many ways (though I will always love the tale of Gus and Call’s last cattle drive more). The first time I read this, many years ago, I never recovered from my shock at the direction McMurtry takes. Within the first thirty pages, the legendary Hat Creek Cattle Company is summarily dismissed as an entity.

In the sequel to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove, Captain Call, now a bounty hunter hired to catch bandit Joey Garza, assembles a group of unlikely assistants and travels to Crowtown, Texas. 250,000 first printing.
Anyone who read Lonesome Dove knows that McMurtry doesn't always paint the prettiest picture of the Old West. For every drop of romance or beauty, you get two drops or hardship or downright horror. The sequel, Streets of Laredo, doubles (or even triples) down on this. Despite the heartbreak, Lonesome Dove is one of my favorite novels. Streets of Laredo is a very worthy sequel. That said, there were times reading it, where I felt that it edged toward nihilism and a level of brutality that was unrealistic, even for the Old West. You may ask yourself if McMurtry hates his characters. Still definitely worth a read if you loved Lonesome Dove (Probably my favorite Book) and you don't mind cringing through some very difficult moments.
Larry McMurtry is a true story-teller and the creator of memorable characters. A story is about life and its meanings, it's significance or value. As Gus said in Lonesome Dove, [life] is about LIVIN'. In Streets of Laredo, as in Lonesome Dove, this question underlies character and change (incident being largely the roadmap of such change). Beyond character and event the time and place of the action assumes its own character and influence: LD is about Texas following the Civil War. In LD the railheads are to the north and cattle drivers were necessary. In Streets the railways had begun to expand through Texas and the settling was well underway. But Streets is, above all, about men and women.

McMurtry can make a striking beginning: Lonesome Dove begins: "When Augustus came out on the porch the blue pigs were eating a rattlesnake. . . . The sow had it by the neck, and the shoat had the tail." A poisonous snake is caught in the struggle of life and looses. The snake, with its poison, suggests an element of lurking danger. The blue pigs are both vivid and strange. The opportunities for life's beginnings are seen to depend in part on whores. Even here there is love, disappointment and conflict, and there are marriages and (of course) babies.

Streets of Laredo begins: "`Most train robbers ain't smart, which is a lucky thing for the railroads,' Call said. `Five smart train robbers could bust every railroad in the country.' `This young Mexican is smart,' Brookshire said, but before he could elaborate, the wind lifted his hat right off his head. He was forced to chase it--not the first time he was forced to chase his hat since arriving in Amarillo. . . . [T]he Texan winds were of a different order than the winds he had been accustomed to in Brooklyn . . . .'" The man from the East out is of his element. His fedora is at the mercy of the wind and so is he. Brookshire feels threatened by the wind (p. 18, loc. 168): "Brookshire, to his surprise, suddenly felt a little desperate--he felt that he didn't dare move. The wind had become even more severe, and he had the sickening sense that he, not his hat, was about to blow away. There wasn't a tree in sight that he could see: just endless plain. Unless he could roll up against a wagon wheel, as his hat had, there would be nothing to stop him for days, if he blew away. . . . [E]very time he happened to glance across the street and see nothing--nothing at all except grass and sky--the feeling got worse."

Streets is also about the cement that holds this society together.
Charles Goodnight gives Call a place to live, checks on him. Call placed his senile cook, Bolivar, with someone to look after him. Goodnight underwrites the school Lorena teaches, writes a check to build a place for Call at Pea Eye's. Behind this is the main cement of civilization, marriage. The civility of men would have nowhere to go without this, for the forms of civility grow out of women as from the earth: houses, towns, schools, laws; this in contrast to the wild and free. Even prostitution holds the towns of frontier together. The special strength of women can be as impressive as any man's. Maria cleared the whores out of Crow Town and took them through a blizzard to the safety of the railroad. Maria takes Call into her home and helps him to live though he killed her father and brother. The life Maria created, her young daughter, loves Call back to life. Maria gives her life to protect her other children from Joey, then hangs on till she can ask Lorena to take her little ones. She must have recognized in Lorena another like herself. Lorena goes in search of Pea Eye and saves Call, takes him to Maria, then returns to get Pea Eye. Streets Of Laredo
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Larry has a way with words. He describes complex emotions and situations with such simplicity that even dunderheads like me can be ne'er stand exactly what is going on in their heads. The country has never been so alive, his language helps you feel as if you are there, cold, hungry and thirsty. I love his writing in this series. The temptation to have Call go on as a hero has been resisted and you can see how age creeps up on you. Thanks Larry.
I loved Lonesome Dove so much I couldn't imagine the sequel being just as good, but I was hooked on the first chapter. McMurty's writing is excellent and makes you feel as if you are actually on the trail in Texas and Mexico. It also gave me alot of sympathy for Mexican women and how they were treated (by both male Mexicans and male Americans) -- it was a real eye opener
"Streets of Laredo" is the final book in the "Lonesome Dove" series. Although it features familiar characters from the previous books, it feels like a differnt type of story because Call is so much older and without his only friend Augustus McCrae.

The story focuses on Woodrow Call and Pea Eye Parker and their pursuit of a young, deadly train robber named Joey Garza. Although Gus dies in the previous book, he still lives on in the memories of those who loved him, and there are numerous flashbacks to scenes involving Gus. Many of the scenes are familiar stories from previous books, but there are a few new ones. I believe McMurty resorted to this technique to keep the story moving and because Gus was so central to the success of the series.

This book really brings Call's life story to completion. He progressed from a green Texas Ranger in "Dead Man's Walk" to the hardened man we saw in "Lonesome Dove". Now we witness the decline of his career and skills, which is a bit hard to read at times because the hero cannot do the things he once did with ease. At the same time, we also witness a new side of Pea Parker -- that of a husband and father.

McMurty's vison of the "Old West" is a hard place filled with danger and tragedy; however, there are often a few moments of happiness along the way. The main characters in this series -- Gus, Call, Clara, Lorena, Pea Eye, etc. -- all seem to find something here on this Earth despite the hardships, and I think that is a good lesson for us all.
So, did Mr. Call did finally relent and learn how to hone down his Rangering weaponry into plow shares? It looks like he had no choice. He certainly is a craftsman at sharpening surfaces that are supposed to be sharp. But, then everybody in this book showed some age. And, more Evil died. And, some innocent. And, even innocence. And, a new generation begins, in spite of it all. That'll leave a nice smile on your day. :-)
The lonesome dove series is wonderful. This book deals with the maturing of the American West and the passing of the generation that tamed it. bordering on American Gothic it is non-the-less much less dark than Comanche Moon or McCarthey's Blood Meridian.

Of the series - this may have been my favorite after Lonesome Dove. Without Gus Mcrae to keep things lively - it just feels heavier. Gotta love the strong women characters in this book. They may have been missing in previous books.

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