[Reading] ➸ The Wandering Hill (The Berrybender Narratives, #2) By Larry McMurtry – Soaringeaglecasino.us

The Wandering Hill (The Berrybender Narratives, #2) Read The Wandering Hill The Berrybender Narratives, 2 Author Larry McMurtry Bandcamptomp3.co.uk The Barnes Noble ReviewThe Second Novel In Larry McMurtry S Spirited And Lively Berrybender Series Is Packed With The The Same Blazing Humor And Satire As As Its Predecessor, Sin Killer But The Wandering Hill Also Establishes A Thoughtful Ambiance As The Aristocratic Berrybender Family Perseveres On Its Quest Through 1830s Frontier America.Trapped At A Trading Post By Awful Weather During A Devastating Winter, The Contentious Brood Must Contend With Indian Attacks, A Buffalo Stampede, And Boorish Mountain Men As Well As One Another Raucous And Playful, This Installment In The Saga Is A Highly Amusing Read Populated With Colorful, Unforgettable Characters A Perfect Blend Of Adventure, Whimsy, And Charismatic Folktale McMurtry S Shrewd And Astute Narrative Is Filled With Lissome Prose, Keen Authenticity, And The Kind Of Droll Wit That Will Keep You Chuckling Nonstop Tom Piccirilli

[Reading] ➸ The Wandering Hill (The Berrybender Narratives, #2)  By Larry McMurtry – Soaringeaglecasino.us
  • Paperback
  • 320 pages
  • The Wandering Hill (The Berrybender Narratives, #2)
  • Larry McMurtry
  • English
  • 10 April 2018
  • 0743262700

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➸ The Wandering Hill (The Berrybender Narratives, #2) By Larry McMurtry – Soaringeaglecasino.us


  1. says:

    The Wandering Hill , book 2, has a much different tone than the first book, Sin Killer , in the Berrybender series It readslike straightforward western adventure romance, similar to 19th century American dime novels but modernized by contemporary scholarship The author s intentional undertone of satire in the first Berrybender book is completely gone What remained of the Berrybender party journeyed across America from the Missouri to Yellowsto The Wandering Hill , book 2, has a much different tone than the fir...


  2. says:

    Back to the Berrybenders It was kind of nice to revisit this story, it had been about a year since I listened to the first in the series This one was fun too though I had some issues with it There is always a littledithering in the middle books of a series I feel like there wassolid plot in book one Sin Killer , and the plot outline for much of this second book seemed to be the gang winters at a fort various people have arguments I got really tired of chapter after chapter Back to the Berrybenders It was kind of nice to revisit this story, it had been about a year since I listened to the first in the series This one was fun too though I had some issues with it There is always a littledithering in the middle books of a series I feel like there wassolid plot in book one Sin Killer , and the plot outline for much of this second book seemed to be the gang winters at a fort various people have arguments I got really tired of chapter after chapter of Tasmin and Jim arguing and then individually mull...


  3. says:

    The grandiose style is lost in this, the second volume of the Berrybender narratives despite the quality, at times, of the dialogue and story telling It is too long and suffers from being too static with little of the sparkling characterizations of the first book There is little descriptive traveling and many of the themes of volume I are repeated I came to dread the passages of the strained relationship between the erudite Tasmin and her hapless, speechless husband And enough of Lord Berr The grandiose style is lost in this, the second volume of the Berrybender narratives despite the quality, at times, of the dialogue and story telling It is too long and suffers from being too static with little of the sparkling characterizations of the first book There is little descriptive traveling and many of the themes of volume I are repeated I came to dread the passages of the strained relationship between the erudite Tasmin and her hapless, speechless husband And enough of Lord Berrybender s buffoonery It all comes across as a Western soap opera And having young grizzly bears frolicking with infants is a fairy tale get real McMurtry Nevertheless, when we are spared the follies of the Berrybenders and their marital sexual discords there is interesting reading and the short chapters at least save us from long intervals And because I am in the midst of traveling, and do not...


  4. says:

    I didn t particularly care for the first book in this series and I m not sure what stirred me to pick up this second I think it s just that I like Lonesome Dove so much that I figured there must be somethingto this series than the sort of haphazard slapstick of The Sin Killer There is This book was really engaging on so many levels characters who were one dimensional and uninspiring in the first book here become multi faceted, engaging individuals, some of whom you kike, some who disgu I didn t particularly care for the first book in this series and I m not sure what stirred me to pick up this second I think it s just that I like Lonesome Dove so much that I figured there must be somethingto this series than the sort of haphazard slapstick of The Sin Ki...


  5. says:

    Narrator Alfred Molina Great narrator. I think this book suffers from Second in Series Syndrome I thoroughly enjoyed the characters in Sin KillerSin Killerand laughed my way through But in The Wandering HillThe Wandering HillI just found them tiresome I couldn t figure out why Tasmin was with Jim Snow I couldn t figure out why everyone just shrugged at Bobbety or Father Geoffrin, or who was Kate What happened to Jim Snow s personality And I couldn t figure out why Lord Benderberry did an Narrator Alfred Molina Great narrator. I think this book suffers from Second in Series Syndrome I thoroughly enjoyed the characters in Sin KillerSin Killerand laughed my way through But in The Wandering HillThe Wandering HillI just found them tiresome I couldn t figure out why Tasmin was with Jim Snow I couldn t figure out why everyone j...


  6. says:

    The tumultuous, bloody and almost heedless trek of the Berrybenders continues, albeit much of it spent stalled in a trapper s fort waiting for the spring Tasmin and Sin Killer s married bliss is interrupted by a bout of domestic abuse Lord Berrybender deteriorates mentally but remains utterly appalling Babies are on the way no less than three are born in the course of the novel Pity the poor babies Barely crawling and they are subjected to long treks across deserted wilderness, buffalo sta The tumultuous, bloody and almost heedless trek of the Berrybenders continues, albeit much of it spent stalled in a trapper s fort waiting for the spring Tasmin and Sin Killer s married bliss is interrupted by a bout of domestic abuse Lord Berrybender deteriorates mentally but remains utterly appalling Babies are on the way no less than three are born in the course of the novel Pity the poor babies Barely crawling and they are subjected to long treks across deserted wilderness, buffalo stampedes, Indian attacks and encounters with the odd cactus Readers of the first volume will not be surprised that some of those alive at the end of Sin Killer will no longer enjoy that happy state by the end of The Wandering Hill Means of death are varied, but death by buffalo and no, not the stampede gets in early for most horribly memorable The story itself r...


  7. says:

    Volume two of this series is just as bawdy and perhapsviolent than the first However, there s also a fascinating love story developing between Jim Snow and his new wife, Tasmin Why has someone of her station become attached to this independent, seemingly untamable man Likewise, what is it that draws him to her It s fun watching them try to fit in and adapt to each other s worlds Tasmin s quick acceptance of his Indian wife was a surprise The introduction of numerous other characters Volume two of this series is just as bawdy and perhapsviolent than the first However, there s also a fascinating love story developing between Jim Snow and his new wife, Tasmin Why has someone of her station become attached to this independent, seemingly untamable man Likewise, what is it that draws him to her It s fun watching them try to fit in and adapt to each other s worlds Tasmin s quick acceptance of his Indian wife was a surprise The introduct...


  8. says:

    I read Lonesome Dove and got hooked Read the series, and watched the DVDs of the series thanks to our local public libarary If you haven t read The Sin Killer, please do go back and read This will be a two star book without background to make youinterested in the characters Thank goodness my friend loned me Sin Killer to read before ploughing through the many characters in this series The Wandering Hill refers to a Native American belief that a certain hill is filled with devils that I read Lonesome Dove and got hooked Read the series, and watched the DVDs of the series thanks to our local public libarary If you haven t re...


  9. says:

    In book two of the Berrybender saga, outspoken Tasmin Berrybender has married Jim Sinkiller Snow and is living in the rugged mountains of the American West with her diverse family Also present as characters are several famous mountain men As the winter progresses we have greed, lust, and death as well as struggles with the Indians While not up to the Lonesome Doves series by the same author, it is an engrossing tale of the American West in the 1830s The title refers a a mystic hill that se In book two of the Berrybender saga, outspoken Tasmin Berrybender has married Jim Sinkiller Snow and is living in the rugged mountains of the American West with her diverse family Also present as characters are several famous mountai...


  10. says:

    I m a little worried that I ll run out of McMurtry novels to read, after I read recently in one of his memoirs that he thinks Rhino Ranch may well be his last So I went back to the Berrybender series that I missed when it came out originally Not his best, but enjoyable and I have no doubt that I ll finish the series this is the second of four I am struck b...

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