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This bedraggled group of adventurers--on their foolhardy expedition to seize Santa Fe from the Mexicans (who also prove to be formidable enemies)--includes a salty assortment of cowboys, scouts, fortune seekers, and a fat and sassy whore nicknamed "The Great Western." McMurtry's adept storytelling paints a portrait of the Wild West that at times is palpable. One can almost smell the campfires, the body odors, and the long-awaited piece of meat after weeks without a proper meal. Dead Man's Walk will satisfy your craving for adventure, without having to put your life on the line. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
While this is a story that has its moments, somehow it isn't up to the standard one expects of Larry McMurtry. Read morePublished on Sept. 4 2003 by John C. Green
McMurtry didn't even try very hard to show us the young Rangers. The characters are flat, and some of the dialogue is witless. Save your money.Published on July 7 2003 by Thomas S. Musser
Exciting, interesting and great read setting the tone for the characters and personalities of two young Texas rangers who will become our friends as we follow them as maturing... Read morePublished on Feb. 25 2003 by Evelyn Horan
This was a good story. After reading Lonesome Dove, it was interesting to read about some of the background that led up to it.
I really enjoyed this story. Read more
I enjoyed reading most of Dead Man's Walk because it gives you the sense that you are out in the deserts of west Texas before it was settled, and are subject to all that that... Read morePublished on Feb. 2 2003 by heres_looking_at_you
If all of the miserable experiences of DEAD MAN'S WALK are to be believed, then young Gus and Call missed their calling. Read morePublished on Sept. 23 2002 by D. Mikels
I found the first three-fourths of this book fairly captivating, however, at that point it took a really strange turn. Read morePublished on July 7 2002 by greg schanding
This is the story of the early history of Gus and Call, two of the main characters in McMurtry's tour de force Lonesome Dove. Read morePublished on March 28 2002 by K. Freeman