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Dead Man's Walk (Lonesome Dove, Bk 3)
Dead Man's Walk - Lonesome Dove, Bk 3
Author: Larry McMurtry
In Streets of Laredo, McMurtry brought the story ahead, giving us Call in his old age. Now, in Dead Man's Walk, he takes us back to the days when Gus and Call were young Texas Rangers, first experiencing the wild frontier that will form their characters. We also meet Clara Forsythe, the unforgettable young woman whose effect on...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780671001162
ISBN-10: 0671001167
Publication Date: 6/1/1996
Pages: 528
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 84 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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Readnmachine avatar reviewed Dead Man's Walk (Lonesome Dove, Bk 3) on + 1439 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 4
The first adventures of Lonesome Dove's Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call, who join the Texas Rangers and set off on an adventure that leads them across the Texas and New Mexico deserts, fighting Indians, Mexicans, and a land that is the deadliest foe of all.

The book does a great job of setting up the characters of Gus and Call, showing them as young and green, but still carrying the personality traits that will be ingrained in them in the later novels. (It should be noted here that though this book deals with events prior to Lonesome Dove, it was written later, as a prequel.)

The story's biggest flaw, however, is a weak and unbelievable ending. It's almost as though McMurtry, having written himself into a corner, got bored with the whole thing and resorted to the time-honored (but no less disappointing) deus ex machina conclusion.
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gypsyvelvet avatar reviewed Dead Man's Walk (Lonesome Dove, Bk 3) on + 14 more book reviews
Although not as good as Lonesome Dove this book tells about Gus and Woodrow's early years in the Texas Rangers and gives a lot of historical info about the indian wars in Texas and Mexico. I did enjoy this book a lot.
shanna71 avatar reviewed Dead Man's Walk (Lonesome Dove, Bk 3) on + 145 more book reviews
I loved the Lonesome Dove series. This is a 5 star read for western lovers.
Bob73 avatar reviewed Dead Man's Walk (Lonesome Dove, Bk 3) on + 37 more book reviews
In his earlier book: "Lonesome Dove", Larry McMurtry breathed new
life into the vanished American West and created two of the most
memorable heros in contemporary fiction:Augustus McCrae and Woodrow
Call. Now McMurtry produces another winner with the story of their
early adventures.
reviewed Dead Man's Walk (Lonesome Dove, Bk 3) on + 92 more book reviews
This is the story of the early days of the Lonesome Dove characters Gus and Call.
nccorthu avatar reviewed Dead Man's Walk (Lonesome Dove, Bk 3) on + 569 more book reviews
Not up to Lonesome Dove but readable if you like Mc Murtry or Westerns