In Dead Man's Walk, Gus and Call are not yet 20, young men coming of age in the days when Texas was still an independent republic. Enlisting as Texas Rangers under a land pirate who wants to seize Santa Fe from the Mexicans, Gus and Call experience their first great adventure in the barren great plains landscape, in which arbitrary violence is the rule -- whether from nature, or from the Indians whose territory they must cross in order to reach New Mexico.
From the Indians defending their land with unrelenting savagery, to the Texans attempting to seize and "civilize" it, and the Mexicans threatened by both, the reckless men of the untamed frontier make this at once a riveting adventure story and a powerful work of literature.
©2000 Larry McMurtry; (P)2000 Simon & Schuster
If you enjoyed Lonesome Dove and Streets of Loredo, this is very good to go back to how it began. Woodrow Call and Guys Macrae, two very well thought out characters.
I'm making my way through all of McMurty's works - Will Patton's narration of this book is of equal quality to the narrator for Lonesome Dove and you owe it to yourself to let Patton read this tale for you! Great, brutal, beautiful adventures of the West.
The ending gave me chills over and over again. The adventures are almost too grueling but you will come to love the characters too much to have the slightest chance to put the story down. Patton's narration was so good that I got lifelong crushes on two of the female characters he portrayed.
Dana Lemke "train lover"
Great characters...great story of a part of the wild brutal west. Narrator was outstanding . I felt like I was there. It makes me want to visit that part of new mexico.
yes it was a good old western the young and nieve that jump at so called expeditions
he reads this type of book well
clairea forsthye she sound like a fun and hot
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