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by Larry McMurtry

  • Author: Larry McMurtry
  • ISBN: 1587243016
  • ISBN13: 978-1587243011
  • ePub: 1586 kb | FB2: 1469 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Wheeler Publishing; 1 edition (October 2, 2002)
  • Pages: 360
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 450
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Sin Killer ePub download

Sin Killer offers a zany, episodic ride. With gusto and style and nonstop ingenuity, McMurtry moves his cast of characters and caricatures steadily upstream, past Nebraska and deep into a Dakota winter.

Sin Killer offers a zany, episodic ride. It is a journey made of pratfalls, floggings, stabbings, bawdy seductions, gruesome deaths and daring rescues. McMurtry’s prose is plain and exact, exhibiting the kind of clarity that appears simple yet is anything but. The country he portrays is magnificent and violent, with shocking extremes of storm and tranquility.

From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry comes the first in a. .view Kindle eBook view Audible audiobook.

From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry comes the first in a four-volume epic journey through the early American frontier.

Larry Jeff McMurtry (born June 3, 1936) is an American novelist, essayist, bookseller, and screenwriter whose work is predominantly set in either the Old West or in contemporary Texas

Larry Jeff McMurtry (born June 3, 1936) is an American novelist, essayist, bookseller, and screenwriter whose work is predominantly set in either the Old West or in contemporary Texas. His novels include Horseman, Pass By (1962), The Last Picture Show (1966), and Terms of Endearment (1975), which were adapted into films earning 26 Oscar nominations (10 wins).

From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry comes the first in a four-volume epic journey through the early American frontier, featuring the Berrybender family, English nobility adrift in the American West in the 1830s.

Larry McMurtry's Sin Killer, the first novel of a major four-volume work, is set in the West when it was still unexplored, with a rich, brilliant cast of characters, their lives as intertwined and memorable as those of Lonesome Dove, a work.

Larry McMurtry's Sin Killer, the first novel of a major four-volume work, is set in the West when it was still unexplored, with a rich, brilliant cast of characters, their lives as intertwined and memorable as those of Lonesome Dove, a work that is at once literature and great entertainment. Larry McMurtry's Sin Killer, the first novel of a major four-volume work, is set in the West when it was still unexplored, with a rich, brilliant cast of characters, their lives as intertwined and memorable as those of Lonesome Dove, a work that is at once literature and great entertainment.

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Title: Sin Killer: Volume 1 of The Berrybender Narratives Author(s): Larry McMurtry Publisher: Simon.

In 1975, Larry McMurtry publish the novel Terms of Endearment. This book became his biggest hit to date, and then the novel was adapted for the big screen in 1983.

Hardcover Paperback Kindle. In 1975, Larry McMurtry publish the novel Terms of Endearment. The movie, stored huge names like Jack Nicholson, Danny Devito, Jeff Daniels and Shirley McLaine, ended up being a huge success. The film received 11 Academy Award nominations and won 5 of those including Best Director (James L. Brooks), Best Writing, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress and Best Picture. It was an amazing time in Larry McMurtry’s life and propelled him into the highest echelons of stardom.

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It is 1830, and the Berrybender family, rich, aristocratic, English, and fiercely out of place, is on its way up the Missouri River to see the American West as it begins to open up. Lord and Lady Berrybender have abandoned their palatial home in England to explore the frontier and to broaden the horizons of their children, who include Tasmin, a budding young woman of grit, beauty, and determination, her vivacious and difficult sister, and her brother. As they journey by rough stages up the Missouri River, they meet with all the dangers, difficulties, temptations, and awesome natural scenery of the untamed West, as well as a cast of characters that includes Indians, pioneers, mountain men, and explorers (both historical and imaginary), and with as many adventures. At the very core of the story is Tasmin's fast developing relationship with Jim Snow, frontiersman, ferocious Indian fighter, and part-time preacher (known up and down the Missouri as "the Sin Killer"). The strong, handsome, silent westerner eventually captures her heart, despite the fact that they are two intensely strong-willed people, from very different backgrounds.

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It's 1832, and Lord Albany Berrybender has chartered a steamboat to take him up the Missouri River on a hunting expedition. Albany is one of the richest aristocrats in England, and also a dissolute, selfish, old fool. Along for the ride are his wife Constance, six of their fourteen spoiled children, fifteen of nineteen servants, an aging parrot named Prince Talleyrand, the staghound Tintamarre, and a gaggle of American talent hired to ease their way, including Toussaint Charbonneau, the guide for the Lewis and Clark Expedition many years previous.
The first noticeable feature of SIN KILLER, the start of a four-book series, is the lengthy cast of players requiring a two-page character list. In addition to all those on the boat, there's a couple dozen ashore - Indians, trappers, and such - to provide local color. Chief among these is the SIN KILLER, a young trapper named Jim Snow, who has an exaggerated sense of God-fearing righteousness and an awkward way with women.
Since McMurtry's tales of the Old West are, for its characters, affairs perilous to life and limb, I immediately expected some of the English crowd to soon become victims of misadventure. (After all, such a large number is a heavy load to carry.) I wasn't disappointed.
It's apparent early on that the main protagonist of the book, and I suspect the series, is Tasmine, Lord Berrybender's independent and willful oldest daughter. Nothing scares her, not even her Old Man. And I expect the villain of the piece, the cruel, old Aleut-Russian squaw Draga, who passes herself off as a sorceress, won't scare Tasmine either if and when their paths cross. (Draga is a psycho in the grand tradition of other McMurtry psychos such as Blue Duck and Mox Mox. Remember them?)
Judging from this first installment, there are a couple of reasons I don't think the Berrybender saga will be the author's best work. First of all, crucial events happen relatively quickly without too much plot or character development. Perhaps, as McMurtry gets older, he's driven to get it written and published faster. (You never know when you're going to be ambushed and scalped by savages.) Secondly, a lot of the action and dialogue has a slapstick quality about it that seems forced. However, at 300 pages, SIN KILLER is a quick, engaging read.
I loved McMurtry's LONESOME DOVE trilogy. (The 1989 miniseries adaptation of that title starring Robert Duvall is my favorite western of all time.) While perhaps not presaging such excellence, this first volume of the Berrybender epic left me looking forward to the next. Oh, and I hope Prince Talleyrand continues to survive. Like Gus's pigs in LD, he's very cool.
Zahisan
How my ratings work:
5 - I really liked/loved it
4 - I liked it
3 - Could've been better/worth a look
2 - Just didn't live up to the potential
1 - Simply awful

This was the first book I read by Larry McMurtry, and I've read the rest of the series; I got much joy from it. I'm a fan of westerns, the mythology of it all, the savagery and fight for survival; all this is in here. All the characters are well fleshed out and unique, each with great personality. The funniest character would have to be the lecherous and dimwitted patriarch Lord Berrybender. Larry McMurtry does a good job at balancing the tone of the story. From comedic, to romantic, to tragic, sometimes all at once. The relationship between eldest daughter Tasmin Berrybender and frontiersmen Jim Snow (the Sin Killer) is uinque in how very different they are. Tasmine is educated and a woman about town, while Jim is a man that lives off the land and fights everyday for survival. Yet the two have this passion for each other; each is a challenge to each other because of their different backgrounds. This is a book series that is worthy of it's own tv minie series, maybe it'll some day get one. I hope to read more by McMurtry very soon.
Rarranere
I love Larry McMurtry but you have to get through the first part of the book before you get used to the way the story is told. Its a bit improbable there is just too much shoved into the story but after a while you get hooked into the book and the series. What I don't like is how each book in the series ends- reminiscent of a commercial break on TV- where the story breaks at an exciting point- then you have to buy the next book and after a short re-cap of what went on previously you read on. I think the story could have been told in one large book with a little condensing, but then, that doesn't make as much does it?
Steel_Blade
This book is one of the current flood of "mini-novels" so prevalent on Amazon. The book is very short. Problem is there is no such warning; I expected better form Mr. McMurtry, given his previous illustrious work. This "booklet" is written at Jr. high level at best. It's overrun with characters, mostly poorly developed. The entire Berrybender saga (4-books), might have made one decent sized novel. This appears to be another attempt by Amazon to divide books into smaller volumes in order to increase sales. I am very insulted, and I expected better from such a respected author as Mr. McMurtry. I will be more wary in the future.
Whitebeard
This is the second time that I listen to this series and it probably won't be the last. Mr. McMurtry is an amazing writer.
Legionstatic
I enjoyed this book, however, the characters were a bit brutal and disrespectful but the story was interesting. I think the portrayal of aristocratic "English" people was overdone. There was little respect for women in particular. Too much reference to sexual gratification can be a bummer in what could have been a historical tale told with more power.
Teonyo
The Berrybender narratives contains the best of Larry McMurtry.
He can really spin a western tale. This wandering epic about an
aristocratic British family in the wild west is harrowing and funny.
The characters are remarkable and memorable. They meet up
with legends of the west all along the trail, with mostly hilarious
results.
I love this writer and this is the first in a series I love. It is a very adventurous and filled with humor.
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