12.05.2006

Book Review: Lonesome Dove



Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

I've never really read a Western (other than my Western romance bodice rippers...) so after going to Nancy Pearl's talk and hearing her call this the "best Western", I thought I would give it a shot.

Okay, it's really LONG (over 850 pages!), but it's really, really good. I fell in love with Gus, and struggled with all the highs and lows of Call and Gus' ride to Montana as they take their crew and their cattle north from Texas.

There are a number of storylines and characters that all intersect and tie in together, and I just loved so many of the characters and the setting of the Old West. It's not always a happy-happy-joy-joy book, but it's great.

Highly, highly recommended!

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