Sin Killer

Sin Killer

A Novel

Book - 2002
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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.

It is 1830, and the Berrybender family--rich, aristocratic, English, and hopelessly out of place--is on its way up the Missouri River to see the untamed West as it begins to open up. With irascible determination--and a great deal of outright chaos--the party experiences both the awesome majesty and brutal savagery of the unexplored land, from buffalo stampedes and natural disasters to Indian raids and encounters with frontiersmen and trappers, explorers, pioneers, and one part-time preacher known as "the Sin Killer." Packed with breathtaking adventure, charming romance, and a sense of humor stretching clear over the horizon, Sin Killer is a truly unique view of the West that could only come from the boundless skill and imagination of Larry McMurtry.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2002.
ISBN: 9780743246842
9780743233026
0743233026
Characteristics: 300 p. ;,24 cm.

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JackPurcell
Oct 09, 2016

Not bad work for a man who's published as many long fiction works as has McMurtry in his life. Glad I read it.

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workerbee
May 10, 2010

Much of McMurtry's charm is his ability to blend horrific, gritty reality with humor. Sinkiller, the first book in the Berrybender narratives, sometimes goes overboard on both counts. The story is both too awful AND too funny to put down.

It is 1830, and the Berrybender family — rich, aristocratic, English, and hopelessly out of place — is on its way up the Missouri River to see the untamed West as it begins to open up. With irascible determination — and a great deal of outright chaos — the party experiences both the awesome majesty and brutal savagery of the unexplored land, from buffalo stampedes and natural disasters to Indian raids and encounters with frontiersmen and trappers, explorers, pioneers, and one part-time preacher known as "the Sin Killer."

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