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  • Title: Josey Wales: Two Westerns
  • Author: Forrest Carter
  • ISBN: 9780826311689
  • Page: 444
  • Format: Paperback
  • Josey Wales was the most wanted man in Texas His wife and child had been lost to pre civil War destruction and, like Jesse James and other young farmers, he joined the guerrilla soldiers of Missouri men with no cause but survival and no purpose but revenge Josey Wales and his Cherokee friend, Lone Watie, set out for the West through the dangerous Camanchero territory HiJosey Wales was the most wanted man in Texas His wife and child had been lost to pre civil War destruction and, like Jesse James and other young farmers, he joined the guerrilla soldiers of Missouri men with no cause but survival and no purpose but revenge Josey Wales and his Cherokee friend, Lone Watie, set out for the West through the dangerous Camanchero territory Hiding by day, traveling by night, they are joined by an Indian woman named Little Moonlight, and rescue an old woman and her granddaughter from their besieged wagon The five of them travel toward Texas and win through brash and honest violence, a chance for a new way of life.
    Josey Wales Two Westerns Josey Wales was the most wanted man in Texas His wife and child had been lost to pre civil War destruction and like Jesse James and other young farmers he joined the guerrilla soldiers of Missouri m

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    1. Floating this one with a new shelf to see how the kinder, gentler policy will handle a review that brings up the author s documented history of being a member of the Ku Klux Klan and a liar After seeing the Coen Brothers version of True Grit and rereading the book, I had an urge to check out another western Preferably one with a movie adaptation made that I could watch after reading The Outlaw Josey Wales came to mind I loved the movie but haven t seen it in years Plus, I d read the book a long [...]

    2. You gonna pull them there pistols or you gonna whistle dixie SPIT Better than the most Awesome western movie but that is not a big surprise, I reckin Books most often is.Can t put er down It s That damn good Over the past two days I ve constantly found myself lookin for a 5 or 10 minute hit from this awesome Two fer One Novel Forrest Carter is a masterful writer There are NO slow spots that I have detected yet The fantastic action is only matched by his poetic descriptions of mind and landscape [...]

    3. I have very little experience with Western literature I m talking cowboys, not hemisphere , but I ve been on a bit of a kick lately and decided to take a plunge My first, Hombre, was a really good little novel, but it didn t prepare me for this With these two stories collected here in an omnibus Forrest Carter crafts a towering legend of a simple farmer forced by fate, cruelty and the will to survive, to become the most ruthless gunfighter in the West SpoilersJosey Wales wants no part of the Civ [...]

    4. Forrest Carter s The Rebel Outlaw Josey Wales 1973 and re titled as Gone to Texas 1976 No doubt many readers have seen Clint Eastwood play the taciturn tobacco chewing and spitting Josey Wales in the 1976 film adaptation of the story, The Outlaw Josey Wales, before he decided to talk to an empty chair in front of the Republican Party Eastwood s Gestalt therapy technique of empty chair was taken for a bizarre comedy routine whereas Jung suggested that talking to an empty chair was potential inter [...]

    5. Unlike some, I refuse to allow the authors personal life to influence my review It s an adventure story and I enjoyed it Period If you ve seen the film, you ll recognize that much of it was taken from the story but of course, there s background information on Josey.

    6. Una joya Imprescindible para los aficionados a la literatura del Oeste y, por supuesto, para quienes disfrutaron en su d a con El fuera de la ley de Clint Eastwood.

    7. This volume is a collection of two novellas Gone to Texas and The Vengeance Trail of Josey Wales The first novella is the basis for the famous movie starring Clint Eastwood For those familiar with the film, it is faithful to the spirit and plot arc of the book, though the characters of Fletcher and Captain Terrill were added to the movie to give audiences a tangible villain to identify against.The writing is rough and fast paced, the characters serving as archetypes than actual persons Unlike t [...]

    8. The Western is my favorite genre I ve read 30 in the last few years These two by Forrest Carter are among my favorites I like all of Carter s stuff Watch For Me On the Mountain about Geronimo and The Education of Little Tree are great reads Josey Wales is Carter s heroic character based on several missouri mountain men who fought in the bloody missouri kansas conflict carter portrays the alternative version of the missouri guerillas that were demonized by victorious historians just after the civ [...]

    9. One of my favorite Western movies is the The Outlaw Josey Wales everything was so nicely done by Mr Eastwood and the meticulous details are outstanding Years ago I learned that the movie was based on a book Gone To Texas I d marked it as one I needed to read at some point That time has come and instead of just getting Gone To Texas, the version I picked up also had The Vengeance Trail of Josey Wales, giving me a little to read and think about on Josey Wales Since my interest was driven by the m [...]

    10. Fast moving and laconic, Forrest Carter has a definite hero in Josey Wales I bought the book in my eternal search to find an original book on which an interesting movie was based, and in this case, I have to say I like the book much better but it s hard to get the image of Clint Eastwood out of my head.I m not sure how Josey learned his infallible shooting skills perhaps in the womb From the moment we meet him he can hit a moving target under the most adverse conditions with little to no sleep, [...]

    11. This book has two stories in it, but I only read Gone To Texas it was the basis for the Clint Eastwood movie Outlaw Josey Wales I have to admit I am not a fan of fiction yet oddly enough, the last couple of books I ve read are fiction Go figure and I really do not enjoy westerns, per se I read one L amour book and found it kind of boring if you like Bonanza then I m sure you love L amour I do have to admit that I ve read a couple of El Leonard s westerns cause I love his style, which I found en [...]

    12. Sin entrar en pol micas sobre el autor, sus ideas y su vida el que quiera indagar sobre sto que tire de google , lo que se nos presenta aqu es un follet n de indios y vaqueros en su versi n m s pura y apetecible para el lector.El libro tiene una importante cr tica al malvado hombre blanco y una defensa a ultranza de los valores de los indios y de los que trabajan la tierra con sus propias manos Defensa del c digo universal del vaquero monta s, leal a toda costa con sus amigos y que no olvida una [...]

    13. I ve read a few Louis L Amour westerns but I found Gone to Texas much engaging, realistic and convincing I enjoyed the language, and it painted good pictures I enjoyed Josey s strategies and thinking, through which Carter has some points to make about character I was also stimulated to research some of the historical references which are important in a western Gone to Texas was soon made into a movie The Outlaw Josey Wales Clint Eastwood which probably came as close to reviving the good western [...]

    14. You can t really read this book without imagining Clint Eastwood as the title character.In the first book, it tells how Josey Wales became a guerilla fighter in the Border Wars after the Union killed his family.After the war, the rest of his group head off, lured by talk of amnesty but he can t give up that easily.He keeps fighting for what he thinks is right, as the price on his head grows bigger He makes friends along the way, forming his own band of kin.Like most good leaders, he inspires tho [...]

    15. Yes, of course, this is the book on which the movie was based Actually, the movie The Outlaw Josey Wales was based upon the first novel included in this volume, Gone to Texas , which I think was the poorly written of the two The second novel included in this set, The Vengeance Trail of Josey Wales , was written better and the character of Josey Wales was much better developed I probably would give Gone to Texas 3 stars, and The Vengeance Trail of Josey Wales 4 stars, giving it a 3.5 average ove [...]

    16. Although I love Forrest Carter s Education of Little Tree, when I began Gone To Texas, I was afraid I d be abandoning it after the requisite 50 pages It started slow.I am so glad that I plugged away As soon as Josey Wales gets to Indian Country, the story gets good and just gets better and better.If this has not been made into a movie, it should be It would be better than Lonesome Dove.What I liked was the characterization of our anti hero, Josey Wales, and how he just wants to get out of the US [...]

    17. Perhaps my all time favorite Western movie is The Outlaw Josey Whales, starring Clint Eastwood And I don t know how many times I ve watched the movie, made a mental note to track down the novel it s based on, Gone to Texas But only a few years ago did I finally make the point to buy the book and read it.My two cents the book and the movie are pretty evenly matched The thing I got from the book, or that the book underlined better for me, was Josey s friendship with Jamie, the young man he befrie [...]

    18. Like many fans of the Western genre, I hold a special place in my heart for the 1976 movie Nothing could have convinced me I would find joy in the character of Josey Wales than was brought to me by my favorite film It took only a few pages of this masterpiece to change my mind Not just the man, but the land of the south, too, impresses with character The mountains, the rivers, the forest and farms are all personified with grit and striking charm The adventure starts quickly and marvels through [...]

    19. Heartless and HeroicAlways loved the movie Josey Wales with Clint Eastwood and have seen it several times, however, it was the last time that I read the credits The movie was based on the book titled Gone To Texas by Forest Carter I purchased his novel Two Westerns that combines the two novels and the sequel of the Josey Wales story Having read the entire book was an enjoyable experience which I thoroughly loved It is a disturbing story in that it reveals the evil deeds of mankind that one does [...]

    20. Each summer I pick a theme for my reading list This year I chose Westerns I picked Josey Wales because it s one of my favorite movie Westerns I thought I d see how the book compared Interestingly, this is one of those exceptions to the rule where the movie is actually better than the book Not that it wasn t an enjoyable read But, for the most part, I d rate it just a little above typical Western pulp fare There were some aspects of the novel s that I preferred to the movie The supporting charact [...]

    21. The cliche that great movies usually come from mediocre books is quite true in this case Carter s Gone to Texas is a gruesome but typical western novel, but Eastwood s film adaptation The Outlaw, Josey Wales is, in my opinion, the best Western film ever made It was interesting to read the source material that inspired Eastwood This time the movie is better than the book.The sequel novel, also included in this volume The Vengeance Trail of Josey Wales, is of the same not as interesting, and yet, [...]

    22. Gone to Texas is an interesting and entertaining novel based on a man who was a guerrilla fighter in Missouri during the Kansas Missouri border war and during the Civil War Forest Carter writes in a romantic, heroic manner, meaning that he idealizes Josey Wells and that type of fierce, independent man who fought for the South and whose heritage is Appalachian, and also meaning that the hero outlaw s exploits are larger than life It works in Gone to Texas, but really goes over the top in the sequ [...]

    23. Swell Would make a great movie with Clint Eastwood oh, wait AND supports the old truism, don t cast your girlfriend in your movies Sondra Locke FURTHERMORE Chief Dan George was entertaining in the film, but he is also miscast after reading the book I assume there is a shortage of good Native American actors Apparently, Clint Eastwood also holds the rights to make a movie of the second novel in this collection, but hasn t I enjoyed the second novel even , because I didn t know the story certainly [...]

    24. The rough, raw writing style made me at first think that this was written in the early 1800 s, so it was a surprise to see that these two novels were written in the 1970 s The writing was a mixed bag of a light touch and heavy handedness whereas sometimes the characters thoughts were clearly conveyed in a few spare lines of conversation, other times way too often , Carter would go on and on and on about the code of honor that the rebels, the Indians, etc were bound by That should require no expl [...]

    25. The Outlaw Josey Wales has always been a favorite Clint movie Although the last few times I have watched it Sandra Locke s acting has gotten on my nerves but I degress I found the movie very much follows the book so I enjoyed it Following the writing was fun as it is written with Josey having very bad english The second book was fineolent And it was a bit harder to understand Josey as I had not reference from a movie Enjoyed it.

    26. excellent book that apparently adapted word for word for the movie The book draws you in immediately and keeps you involved throughout It was obviously well researched and really captures a lot of the color and atmosphere of the times it depicts You ve probably seen the movie and you ll note that there were only two things added to the script, Fletcher being one, otherwise the movie scenes and dialogue were lifted totally from the pages of the book Well worth a read.

    27. Gone To Texas is the poignant of the two novels with complex characters and well developed human relationships Carter makes the reader long to feel the loyalty of clan and kin he portrays in his core characters Vengeance Trail is a traditional western that makes good man reading, but left me a little off However, very much worth reading.

    28. i read this 3 4 years ago after seeing the movie again while in a hotel in Boston and I couldn t put it down I basically worked as quickly as possible for 2 days so i could go to the bar next door to the hotel and read this while drinking my Guinness I recommend to anyone who wants a good action book.

    29. Classics What amazing books these are Fans of the film should read both of these and get a sense of Josey s world after the film ends Carter is a master at keeping the reader on edge and his reflections on the situation in Mexico in 1868 are just spot on He was ahead of his time Josey Wales is the Jack Reacher of the frontier, and leaves mighty big boots to fill.

    30. Great book especially if you liked the movie Surprising close except no fletcher or captan red legs Movie night be a tad better but only because it is my all time favorite movie The vengeance trail of Josey Wales is also in the edition and is really cool for anyone who ever wondered what happened to him at the end.

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