Folly and Glory (The Berrybender Narratives #4)
opening quote to 'Folly and Glory'.
'Folly and Glory' is the fourth entry in the Berrybender series as well as the final book. Every thread which was begun in book one, Sin Killer is finished, the four-year vacation in 1830's America undertaken by the aristocratic Berrybenders and their servants is finally done, with all questions answered - whether they were of determining personal chara ...more
I love McMurtry stories. His sex and violence are over the top, so he's not for everyone. I always imagine mys ...more
The lead characters of Tasmin Berrybender, a great English beauty, and her half-wild primitive mountain man hus ...more
What happens from the very beginning (The Sin Killer) and through the next two books (The Wandering Hills and By Sor ...more
Take them for what they are, critics say of Folly and Glory and the rest of the Berrybender Narratives, and you might enjoy it. Judge it against Lonesome Dove, and you will inevitably be disappointed. Criticisms of the book include its meandering and thin plot, stereotypical characters, and indiscriminate violence. Still, critics agree that this volume is much better than the previous three, particularly with the matured character of Tasmin. It at least offers a sense of closure and a meditation...more
The body count must also be mentioned. It's impressive.
Slave trading not much different 250 years ago then it is today with no borders.
People bored and trading partners every 50 pages or so.
Superstitions are a plenty
Among many other accolades he was the co-winner of an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for Brokeback Mountain in 2006.
Larry McMurty was born in Wichita Falls Texas in 1936. His first published book Horseman, Pass By was ...more