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patti fisher posts on 2/1/2008 11:28:30 AM i just finished the Sin Killer and quite enjoyed it. those people were a crazy bunch! i want to complete the series because the end of Sin Killer left me hanging! previously, i read Streets of Laredo" and was deeply saddened by call's failures. it was so sad!!! i loved the movie and the book especially, and have been obsessed with it since. i just realized that Dead Mans Walk, and Commanche Moon are connected to that. So, i'm offto the library! and if they don't have it, they must get it!! where can i find all his books? i have fallen in love with larry mcmurtry!!!!!
Quick Drawl posts on 7/7/2007 10:27:08 AM For Ed Kopas: Hope the Berrybender novels improved as you read them...I however found them not quite up to par for McMurtry. They were interesting at times but I found that the story really slow and one that could have been condensed.
Ed Kopas posts on 11/4/2006 4:58:26 PM After hearing in audiobook form, the Berrybender narratives, I am very curious as to why McMurtry uses all the brutality in this series. I realize the American frontier was brutal and cruel, but was it in fact, as brutal as McMurtry describes?? If so, I can excuse the frequent -& seemingly unneccessary- brutality chronicled in the Berrybender series.

posts on 9/24/2006 6:04:58 AM I have just finished reading the book "Sin Killer" and I admit I would have enjoyed it more if it wasn't for the main female lead Tasmin BerryBender. The girl was incorrigible, insensitive, and quite the brat. What I don't understand was, how could such an immature girl speak so eloquently with really fine words and yet her manners lack something to be desire? What was Mr. McMurtry thinking when he created this character? Perhaps, I may be missing something here. On the good note, I have always admired and respected Mr. McMurtry's work. In my opinion, he is one of the best author in this part of the century. He is one of the few writers I feel obliged to go back and reread his books after I had just finished it. Although I didn't care to much for Tasmin Berrybender in Sin Killer, everything in the story was impeccable and entertaining. Yes, I do know there are three more sagas to this story, and I am hoping as the story progress, Tasmin Berrybender will grow up and become a humble young lady.
posts on 7/5/2006 3:12:11 PM In one of LM's book there was a character who was introduced with a calling card with a witty saying on the back. Anyone know which book? I don't remember.
larry paradiso posts on 1/27/2006 5:04:53 PM I am reading comanche moon, in it it states that the rangers are armed with repeating rifles. How could this be when the timeframe of the story is a few years before the civil war. Henry rifles were not introduced until 1860. Just curious.
Christina posts on 11/6/2005 9:08:09 PM I am looking for the sequel to "Buffalo Girls". Does anyone know the name of it?
Zeke Steiner posts on 10/10/2005 5:56:11 PM What's the best book of his to start off with? Zeke Steiner
Barbara Simpson posts on 6/29/2005 12:27:49 PM The jacket info. for Boone's Lick states that the Cecil family is based on a real family of 19th century haulers/freighters, but does not identify the family. I would like to know more about them. Does anyone here know? Babi
bdouglas posts on 5/4/2005 2:12:08 PM How about an e-version of "It's Always We Rambled"(McMurtry on Rodeo)for those of us who can't afford the high dollar tariff for existing copies?
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