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Streets of Laredo (Lonesome Dove Book 3) (edition 2015)

by Larry McMurtry (Author)

Series: Lonesome Dove (2)

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The final book of Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove tetralogy is an exhilarating tale of legend and heroism. 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. This long chase leads them across the last wild streches of the West into a hellhole known as Crow Town and, finally, into the vast, relentless plains of the Texas frontier.… (more)
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Title:Streets of Laredo (Lonesome Dove Book 3)
Authors:Larry McMurtry (Author)
Info:Picador (2015), Edition: Main Market, 513 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
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Streets of Laredo by Larry McMurtry

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I read 'The Lonesome Dove' many years ago and when a friend gave me this one I had to read it. Same style, gruesome in the extreme in the style of the wild West, but a well told story and keeps the pages turning. ( )
  Craftybilda | Apr 2, 2024 |
Cinque stelle. In alcuni punti riesce a essere anche più bello del capolavoro Lonesome Dove, con personaggi a cui eri già affezionato e nuovi a cui volere bene dopo poche pagine. Lo consiglieresti? Tze, che domande! ( )
  L3landG4unt | Oct 11, 2022 |
Although this book wasn't Lonesome Dove, it was still pretty darn good. I read Lonesome Dove years ago and it is still in my top five books of all time. This one skips ahead quite aways from Lonesome Dove. Woodrow Call is 70 years old, and he is hired by the railway to catch a young killer who is robbing trains and killing people all over the panhandle. By the time of this book, Pea Eye is married to Lorena and they have five children, but even so Call asks him to accompany him on the hunt. After much debating with himself and his wife, Pea Eyes does catch up with Call, and they are out in the desert during the cold of a Texas winter, looking for a particularly cold-hearted killer by the name of Joey Garza. In typical McMurtry fashion, there is no shortage of bad guys and colourful characters. There is also no shortage of cracking good sub-stories throughout the book. Also, it is no surprise that we get to know the main characters of the book intimately as the plot unfolds. Characterization is only one of McMurtry's writing skills. This time I listened to the audiobook, and I found it particularly entertaining. McMurtry wrote this book after Lonesome Dove, and then after that he wrote two others in the four-book series. Dead Man's Walk is set in the time when Call and Gus McRae were young Texas rangers and Comanche Moon is set sometime between Lonesome Dove and Streets of Laredo. Now that I've finally come back to this best-loved story, I will continue with reading or listening to the other two books. As with Lonesome Dove, this book has left me with a book hangover, and it will take time to get Woodrow Call, Pea Eye and Lorena and Maria Garza out of my mind Maria, by the way is the mother of the outlaw Joey Garza. She's a truly wonderful character in this book. Highly recommend this book, but it would be a good idea to read Lonesome Dove first before tackling this one. ( )
  Romonko | Apr 10, 2022 |
I am really loving this series. The fact that they aren't in chronological order seemed odd at first, but it works. ( )
  KittyCunningham | Apr 26, 2021 |
If you can find an exhilarating tale of heroism between the covers of this book, as the description proclaims, you've read a different book than I have. A handful of the survivors of Lonesome Dove are on the move in this book through a cold desolation and Call's chase after the murderous young train robber is no glorious yarn. The women are somewhat better represented than in Lonesome Dove and most of the men are rougher than #1 rasps. ( )
  quondame | Jun 6, 2020 |
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Pour l’amour de sa Mère mon Enfant me fut cher
Et elle, plus chère encore, par l’amour de l’Enfant.
SAMUEL COLERIDGE, Sonnet à un ami
L’Amérique habite encore la solitude ;
longtemps encore ses déserts seront ses mœurs…
CHATEAUBRIAND, 1827
On a battu doucement le tambour, agité lentement les éperons

Et pleuré amèrement tandis que nous le portions,
Car nous aimions tous notre compagnon, si brave et si beau,
Nous aimions tous notre compagnon, même s’il avait mal agi…
Les Rues de Laredo, VERS 1860
N’insiste pas pour que je te quitte
et que je me détourne de ta route…RUTH 1:16
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"Most train robbers ain't smart, which is a lucky thing for the railroads," Call said.
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The final book of Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove tetralogy is an exhilarating tale of legend and heroism. 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. This long chase leads them across the last wild streches of the West into a hellhole known as Crow Town and, finally, into the vast, relentless plains of the Texas frontier.

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