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Buffalo Girls By Larry McMurtry Buffalo Girls In a letter to her daughter back East Martha Jane is not shy about her own importance Martha Jane better known as Calamity is just one of the handful of aging legends who travel to London as part of
  • Title: Buffalo Girls
  • Author: Larry McMurtry
  • ISBN: 9780743216296
  • Page: 380
  • Format: Paperback
  • Buffalo Girls By Larry McMurtry In a letter to her daughter back East, Martha Jane is not shy about her own importance Martha Jane better known as Calamity is just one of the handful of aging legends who travel to London as part of Buffalo Bill Cody s Wild West Show in Buffalo Girls As he describes the insatiable curiosity of Calamity s Indian friend No Ears, Annie Oakley s shooting match with LIn a letter to her daughter back East, Martha Jane is not shy about her own importance Martha Jane better known as Calamity is just one of the handful of aging legends who travel to London as part of Buffalo Bill Cody s Wild West Show in Buffalo Girls As he describes the insatiable curiosity of Calamity s Indian friend No Ears, Annie Oakley s shooting match with Lord Windhouveren, and other highlights of the tour, McMurtry turns the story of a band of hardy, irrepressible survivors into an unforgettable portrait of love, fellowship, dreams, and heartbreak.
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    About "Larry McMurtry"

    1. Larry McMurtry

      Larry McMurtry was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on June 3, 1936 He is the author of twenty nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two essay collections, and than thirty screenplays His first published book, Horseman, Pass By, was adapted into the film Hud A number of his other novels also were adapted into movies as well as a television mini series.Among many other accolades, in 2006 he was the co winner of both the Best Screenplay Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Brokeback Mountain.

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    1. I like to think about this while 2nd generation Puget Sound pioneers were felling the old growth Doug firs from which my house is built, and Irish immigrant carpenters were nailing together my roof beams, Calamity Jane was still alive and kicking around Deadwood It s true that the American wild west was history by then, but young Calamity had lived that wild west in her youth when it was the real thing.This book isn t about the wild and audacious life Calamity lived, it s about the truth that th [...]


    2. This was the umpteenth time I read Buffalo Girls but the first time since joining , hence the review This is Larry McMurtry at his finest I see that others have posted that it cannot compare to Lonesome Dove Yes, Lonesome Dove is a true epic tale of the west that was Buffalo Girls is a smaller story of the wild west that is disappearing as told through the mis adventures of Calamity Jane and her cohorts Any book is a good book that sends me scrambling to do online research I ve had the great for [...]


    3. A fictional story of Calamity Jane Several characters are real Annie Oakley, Buffalo Bill Cody, Sitting Bull others are based on real people, all are fictionalized It s the story of people who live beyond their time in this case the Wild West after it was tamed It s a beautiful sad story I ve read many times Betty Buckley reads the audio version and she is just heartbreakingly wonderful.


    4. It was a little like lonesome dove, and sad too, poignant, achingly so All the characters who really lived in the beginning, middle and end of the old west Realized how much life was lived in that short span.


    5. I loved this story With the last page turned I whooped out loud with pleasure Wonderful dialog, dense characters, a good dab of history and literary technique like the aside on the stage or screen that builds and builds to the last So glad I picked this book up


    6. This book starts slowly but it does deliver in the second half A fun summer read with many sad parts It s almost like he wrote it for the movie.


    7. This book was beautiful and it blew my mind Larry McMurtry is a treasure, i d love to live in his mind for a day or even better in one of his stories.


    8. An old compliment to actors that you rarely hear any is, I d listen to him read the phone book, and I thought of that as I was reading Buffalo Girls When it comes to Larry McMurtry, I d read it if he wrote the phone book because, as plotless as it might be, he would somehow manage to convey in it all the pain of daily living Not that Buffalo Girls has no plot, but it s a thin one it s mostly just a few old characters coming to grips with the fact that the time of the American West as an untamed [...]


    9. Very, very disappointing as I have other McMurtry novels on my shelves Lonesome Dove, Leaving Cheyenne, The Last Picture Show, Texasville and have thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of them I looked forward to Buffalo Girls as another enjoyable read Boy, was I let down The entire story revolves around Calamity Jane and her ability or inability to adapt to changes that the Wild West is going through during the mid 19th century The indians are gone from the plains, there are no buffalo or biso [...]


    10. Forget about Doris Day This novel tries to ground the legend of Calamity Jane in something of the reality of the West.The novel focuses on Jane and several of her friends as they try to eke out a living in a West which has changed substantially since they started out The animals have been hunted to extinction and the Indian wars have been won, leaving these aging frontiers people with little option but to parody their past as part of Buffalo Bills travelling Wild West show.McMurty fictionalises [...]


    11. Historical fiction with such historical names as Martha Jane Canary, Dora DuFran, Teddy Blue Abbott, William F Buffalo Bill Cody, Jack Omohundro, Sitting Bull, Annie Oakley, the Countess of Warwick Daisy , Russell of the Times, and Potato Creek Johnny But the person who steals the whole book is a fictional ancient Indian scout named No Ears When he s in the story, it s MacMurtry at his finest One flaw in the book for me were the letters from Calamity Jane to her daughter who is also called Jane [...]


    12. Okay, this one surprised me At first I thought this to be another McMurtry cast of misfits wandering through meaningless lives And for the most part, it is, with the added history of real Western characters such as Bill Cody and Calamity Jane The story is told through multiple points of view and can be a little confusing The one constant was Calamity writing letters to her long lost daughter about her adventures The twist at the end was unique and made me reflect on the whole book differently I [...]


    13. At first I didn t think this book was special, but my opinion began changing with each new page As the characters in the story age and fade like the wild west, I formed a connection with the characters and I felt their longing for the glory of a bye gone era.


    14. Loved this book about tough women of the West especially Calamity Jane It was funny and poignant at the same time What a fabulous writer McMurtry is The movie is terrific too, packed with stars.




    15. This is a review of the unabridged audio, read by Betty Buckley.The memoirs of Martha Jane Canary, commonly known as Calamity Jane, mix with the Buffalo Bill s Wild West Show in this lightly comic epic by McMurtry Jane and her friends Bartle and Rag know that the West they loved is becoming civilized, and that they were participants in its destruction as they see it Joining Buffalo Bill s show changes their lives, although not necessarily for the better Meanwhile, back in Miles City, The brothel [...]


    16. While engaged in my journey with DODGE CITY, I stumbled across BUFFALO GIRLS on my TO READ shelf, a book I d received as a gift from my mother for Christmas in 98 the shelf grows every year and I clearly don t keep up with it In high school I read LONESOME DOVE, for which McMurtry received a Pulitzer, and I loved that tome very much The serendipity of my stumble surprised me BUFFALO GIRLS was a fictional novel about the death throes of the Wild West featuring many of the same characters I was re [...]


    17. I really enjoyed this book I wanted a good Western to read, and I think I picked up what must be one of the best Calamity, Dora, Jim, No Ears, Blue, etc were all wonderful to read about The ending was a very cool twist that I did NOT see coming Especially because I was not expecting a twist at all Now I can actually research these characters and not worry about any spoilers Definitely will pick up another of Larry McMurty s books soon, as I immensely enjoyed both Buffalo Girls and Lonesome Dove. [...]


    18. I don t know why I am always surprised by how much I like Larry McMurtry s books I loved this one It took me a while to get into it, but it won me over I love his characters I loved the days in London I am motivated to do the research bout these characters to see how much they resemble their avatars in this book I only hope they were this great.


    19. This was a fun read, with an undercurrent of sadness over several things mostly the passing of the Old West McMurtry does not always trust his readers to get his first meanings, but the people are worth it.


    20. I am a Larry McMurtry fan so I read everything of his This is ta delicious story of calamity Jane, and all the characters of the old Wild West Buffalo girls was no exception Can t wait to get another one Straight forward embellished fiction that pushes you along.






    21. Larry McMurtry does it again with Buffalo Girls, creates distinctive characters one can visualize and whose actions matter not to the artifice of some mechanical plot but to the heart of a reader I m leading with this sort of pronouncement because I just finished reading a day or so before Angela Carter s self reflexive metafictional Nights at the Circus, which advertised as it told its story that it was a joyful seduction of the reader That s a tall order, and announcing along the way that you [...]


    22. McMurtry is a wonderful writer He kept me turning through this book albeit not very quickly because he manages to capture feelings so well Even as a reflection of the West, I felt I could map my own life through the storyline, even without being old The feelings, hopes, memories, and dreams conveyed in the story mean all the to me because I disliked the storyline, didn t still don t care much for the characters, and spoilers generally don t read things where literally everyone dies If you think [...]


    23. this was not The Best Novel certainly not mcmurtry s best but there was something about it to which I was drawn, and loved.


    24. This is the first Larry McMurtry novel I ve read, though the films based on some of his books are among my most favorite I haven t seen the TV film version of this, and didn t know it existed, and I didn t know anything much about Calamity Jane, either About halfway through the novel I looked her up and realised the cast of characters was based to a certain extent on real historical figures, or at least upon the myths surrounding them.I really enjoyed this book, and appreciated some of the thing [...]


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