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1) Nothing you read afterwards, for years to come, will compare. Lonesome Dove will spoil you and diminish everything else you read, no matter how good it may be.
2) It really is not long enough even at it's sizable bulk. You will not want this to end. It starts slowly, but like the cattle drive it depicts, it builds momentum.
3) You will have a difficult time convincing anyone else to read this fine book. You'll hear several standard excuses, especially "I don't like Westerns" and "It's too long" (refer people who say this to my #2 warning above). I know few people who have ever read the book, but those of us who have share the same feelings. It's frustrating to read something so wonderful yet have so few people with whom to share it.
4) McMurtry's sequel and prequels are inferior.Read more ›
Even if you've never read a western book in your life, this is a literary masterpiece, the Shakespeare of the range, so to speak.
McMurtry uses the Western as a starting point, but there is a little of everything here. Surely there has never been another American Western with so many varied characters, both men and and women. McMurtry juggles many different points of view, but manages to give each of his characters a unique voice. Most remarkable of all, I think, are the women in the book, who manage to escape the usual stereotypes of madonna or whore, even though many of them are, quite literally, prostitutes.
Lonesome Dove is written in a deceptively simple, unpretentious style. I've just finished reading it for the second time. Despite its length it is really a fast read, since it is one of those books that demands to be taken with you where ever you go until you are done.
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I saw the mini series first, but found the book much more enjoyable. Part of the pleasure was having a face to put with the characters.Published 3 days ago by Fred Bartholomew
Spell binding story line. Author allows great empathy for his characters. Much action and suspense. When twinned with the movie with Tommy Lee Jones and Robert Duval the... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
I just started this book so this is not my complete review. Everyone pretty much knows that this is the Pulitzer Prize Masterpiece from Larry McMurtry. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Ditsy Mitzi
Never tire of the cast or the story. As a Texan, you know characters like them.Published 18 days ago by Mack Snider
I must admit that Lonesome Dove is one of my favorite books.Published 24 days ago by Andrew S. Brown
If you want a good old western book this is perfect for anyone. I came to love each character in different ways. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Altos Reprographics Inc.
Well enough has been said about this book in other comments. So Just read it ..its Long but when it finishes one begs for more. Watch out ending will leave you sad...Published 1 month ago by Arun
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I agree fully - I haven't read this but loved the movie and wanted to read the book, but will not pay $12.99 for something that is out in paperback. This is an epic fail on Simon and Schuster's part. I really wanted this for my Kindle but really this pricing is ridiculous.
Oct 15, 2010 by Crystal Fulcher | See all 7 posts
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Ia there a version of the movie that shows the parts described here? My DVD doesn't have those parts. I figured they would have to leave some parts of the book out of the movie. What about Roscoe and the farmer lady? That might be the x-rated movie.
Apr 5, 2013 by Steve Bache | See all 5 posts
Somebody on trademe.co.nz seems to think this edition might valuable; is asking for an opening (reserve) bid of $30 for something that cost $25 new. See
Dec 13, 2008 by Laraine A. Barker | See all 5 posts
I read the book many years ago and like you didn't want it to end. I loved those characters. However, since Lonesome Dove McMurtry wrote a sequel and a prequel so you can visit with the characters some more. Can't recall the names of the books maybe Comanche Moon and Streets of... Read More
Oct 3, 2008 by K. Shatzer | See all 2 posts
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