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Lonesome Dove

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ISBN13: 9780671683900
ISBN10: 067168390x
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kkorotev, January 4, 2010 (view all comments by kkorotev)
American folklore at its best.
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eapasquale, January 2, 2010 (view all comments by eapasquale)
To me Lonesome Dove replaced Moby Dick as the "Great American Novel" when the focus of America turned from the sea to the westward expansion.
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justlikejane, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by justlikejane)
Lonesome Dove is possibly the most compelling book I've ever read. I'm not even a big fan of westerns, but I love this book. Read it. It will change your life.
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Kate James, September 1, 2007 (view all comments by Kate James)
Do you like "Westerns"? Me, neither! Frankly, the illustration of cowboys and cattle on the front of this book would never tempt me to read: quite the opposite, in fact.

However, as so many mediocre novels highlight through contrast, there's nothing like a good story, expertly told.

THIS is the book, folks. I've worked in numerous bookstores and libraries and Lonesome Dove was always my answer to the question, "I want to read something I won't be able to put down. What do you recommend?"

Even if you have seen the (excellent!) mini-series that was based on this book, there is plenty that the makers of the series had to leave out. And if you last saw the mini-series when it originally aired on tv, no doubt you've forgotten a lot of the story.

PS: Beware of the sequel (Streets of Loredo). The two prequels (Dead Man's Walk; Comanche Moon), however, are satisfactory to those of us who simply cannot let go. However, they necessarily pale in comparison to the original.
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TOMMY ARNOLD, June 21, 2006 (view all comments by TOMMY ARNOLD)
I read this book years ago and the tale of a cattle drive to Montanan captivated me as well as the characters, Gus, Call, Jake, Pea eye, Jake Spoon, ect.. If you have not read "Lonesome Dove" buy it, you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll experince the full range of emotions. And when you get to the end (800 some pages later!) you'll wish there was more. Yes I realy liked this book!

I also recommend "Across the High Lonesome," a tale of the modern west. I recently read this book after seeing McMurtry had given the book props, and he was right!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780671683900
Author:
McMurtry, Larry
Publisher:
Pocket Books
Author:
McMurtry, Larry
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
West (u.s.)
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Frontier and pioneer life
Subject:
Westerns
Subject:
Mystery & detective
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Cowboys
Subject:
Western stories
Subject:
Cattle drives
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Westerns - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Cattle drives -- West (U.S.) -- Fiction.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B101
Series Volume:
99-305
Publication Date:
December 1988
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
960
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.19 in 14.49 oz

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Product details 960 pages Pocket Books - English 9780671683900 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , “A joyous epic”—Larry McMurtry’s bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece about the Old West, now with a new preface by the author.

• An enduring American classic: Already a beloved American novel and award-winning miniseries, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove is widely considered to be Larry McMurtry’s greatest work.

• Repackaged and updated: This new paperback edition will feature a contemporary look with new material, guaranteeing its place in history.

• A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier: Set in the late nineteenth century, Lonesome Dove is the story of a cattle drive from Texas to Montana. Augustus McCrae and W. F. Call are former Texas rangers—partners and friends—who have shared hardship and danger without ever quite understanding each other. Gus is the romantic, a reluctant rancher who has a way with women. Call is driven and demanding, a natural authority figure with no patience for weakness. The two could hardly be more different, but both are tough, redoubtable fighters who have learned to count on each other, if nothing else.

"Synopsis" by , A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning classic Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel ever written about the last, defiant wilderness of America. Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, and always dramatic, Lonesome Dove is a book to make us laugh, weep, dream, and remember.
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