Last volume (Book 4) of the Berrybender Narratives - puts it all together and completes the story (and series).
I thought it was vey good - rough and tough, raw - being chased and hounded on all sides. Can't give away the story, but if you've followed it up through Book 3, then you'll have to read Book 4.
As a long narrative it was excellent. Books 1 to 3 are: "Sin Killer", "The Wandering Hill" and "By Sorrow's River"
Very much enjoyed the series.
As serious as it gets, Mc'Murty manages to make the novel both a nail-
chewing adventure and a frontier burlesque....Mc'Murty is a grand storyteller
with an informed passion about the frontier, and it's sad to bid farewell
to his latest cast of charscters, but, for sure, they provided plenty of both
folly and glory, which is probably the lot of most of humanity...
"Folly and Glory" is epic tragedy, the novel's heroes beset with ravages
mostly of their own making...
I found the story line a little hard to follow, in some places.
Overall I would call it interesting.
4th in the Berrybender series, takes place in the 1830s, New Mexico, Texas, New Orleans
Not as good as the others, but still interesting enough. I hope their is another installment of this series, as this leaves off at an interesting point.
The 4th and final Berrybender novel. This series is rich in colorful subjects. You won't be disappointed.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author LARRY McMURTY concludes his frontier epic, The Berrybender Narratives, with a novel of triumph, tragedy, and the indomitable family whose destiny lay ever over the horizon...
Near about as interesting as watching paint dry.
Typical Mcmurty Berrybender, enjoyable, too short.
Pulitizer Prize-winning auther Larry McMurtry concludes his frontier epic,The Berrybender Narratives, with a novel of trimph,tragedy,and the indomitable family whose destiny lay ever over the horizon. I have never read this book. It is in good condition.