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Folly and Glory (Berrybender Narratives, Bk 4)
Folly and Glory - Berrybender Narratives, Bk 4
Author: Larry McMurtry
In this brilliant saga -- the final volume of The Berrybender Narratives and an epic in its own right -- Larry McMurtry lives up to his reputation for delivering novels with "wit, grace, and more than a hint of what might be called muscular nostalgia, fit together to create a panoramic portrait of the American West" (The New York Times...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780743233057
ISBN-10: 0743233050
Publication Date: 4/2004
Pages: 256
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

4 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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Alameda avatar reviewed Folly and Glory (Berrybender Narratives, Bk 4) on + 336 more book reviews
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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"
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reviewed Folly and Glory (Berrybender Narratives, Bk 4) on + 95 more book reviews
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...


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