I think the drive starts about halfway into the action Longhorns Some of these no probably almost every last one of them a descendant of the first cattle brought to Mexico by Gregorio de Villalobos back in 1591 after Christopher Columbus had deposited some in Santo Domingo back in 1494 Around 1690 a herd numbering roughly two hundred had been trailed to a Texas mission near the Sabine River Now Mathew Garth had to get these cattle to Dodge City Kansas This kind of stentorian prose and research is to reading like macaroni and cheese to food
It s not great but it s comforting to those who like s not great but it s comforting especially to those who like WesternsThe cattle drive of course is fraught with danger a stampede a fire and someone following them It may be Jess Teveler wanted by the Texas Rangers and who has something against the Garths The ending provides the traditional showdown and gunplayEvery once in a while a read like this is a great switch from literary fiction Boggs is clearly a student of this genre And any book that can have a passage like this is fine with me For than five weeks they had been wet and they had been dry Baking underneath a broiling sun or freezing in their soaking clothes after a cold rain Mostly they had been bone tired aching miserable Awake before sunrise then in a saddle till noon a uick bite of food washed down with coffee a fresh horse and back in the saddl. Ence from within the drive and from within the Garth family leaves Matt fighting for his life close to where his father was buried by the Red River When Matt gets back up he must finish the drive and fight his worst enemies and even his own blood kin before it ends in a battle of guns tears and ustice.
Read ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ Johnny D. BoggsExcellent book I can see why it won Spur Award Authentic gritty and fast moving this is as good as it gets for lovers of stories set in the Old West Return To Red River follows up on Borden Chase s novel Red River 1948 and the movie of the same name staring
John Wayne And MontgomeryWayne and Montgomery Without yet reading the first book or seeing the movie
I Relied On The Lengthy Beginning Narrative To Fill Inrelied on the lengthy beginning narrative to fill in and details about time and place Once oriented the reader is rewarded with raw authentic western action throughout the novel Mathew Garth and his family face a string of dangerous obstacles while they pull together to trail drive their cattle to market from Texas across the Red River to Kansas The stakes are high when a hard nosed banker loans needed money for the drive but reuiring the Garth ranch home as collateral Unsure who to trust The Garths and their cowboys forge ahead facing outlaws stampedes floods storms death and fire along the trail Memories from previous encounters and challenges along the trail haunt and torment Garth and his cowboy What a rideAuthor Johnny Boggs spins A Yarn That Starts Building yarn that starts building page 1 and snowballs to the exciting climax The last of it kept me up well past my bed time A terrific read Return to Red River is a rugged tale searing and engagingRed River the 1948 film starring John Wayne was based on Borden Chas. Red River is one of the greatest westerns ever told a novel that that became the classic John Wayne movie in 1948 Now award winning Johnny D Boggs presents a powerful seuel destined to be a Western masterpiece in its own right Return To Red RiverMatthew Garth was orphaned in a savage wagon train ambush. E s novel that was serialized in the Saturday Evening
Post But there are some significant differences between the film and Chase s novel in particular who s left standingBut there are some significant differences between the film and Chase s novel in particular who s left standing the conclusion of each However we discover all that Chase had told before as Boggs tells a new story with Mathew Garth leading a cattle drive to try to save the ranch he and Thomas Dunson started twenty years earlierThere
Are Torrential Storms Andtorrential storms and rustlers and dangerous river crossings along with some clever twists and some truly unexpected moments all told with an authority of authenticity Some might find IT AUDACIOUS FOR JOHNNY D BOGGS TO WRITE A audacious for Johnny D Boggs to write a to Red River the classic 1948 film starring John Wayne and Montgomery Clift Actually he has written a seuel to the book that it was based on and it s a solid old fashioned Western that could have been written in 1948The book picks up with Matthew Garth who was played by Clift as he manages the ranch he inherited from Thomas Dunson who was played by Wayne It s twenty years later He married Tess Millay the prostitute although that word isn t used in the film or in this book and has two sons Lightning and Tom The secret is that Lightning is not their natural sonGarth like Dunson twenty years later is short on cash and has to drive his cattle across the Red River and into Kansas The book takes a little too long setting this up. And adopted by Red River hero Thomas Dunson Twenty years later Matt has two strapping sons of his own and is undertaking a desperate cattle drive from Texas to Dodge City the new ueen of frontier cattle towns While the deadly dangers of storms and rustlers gather around them an act of passion and viol.