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Lonesome Dove

2 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Larry McMurtry

Larry McMurtry, in books likeThe Last Picture Show, has depicted the modern degeneration of the myth of the American West. The subject ofLonesome Dove, cowboys herding cattle on a great trail-drive, seems like the very stuff of that cliched myth, but … see full wiki

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Author: Larry McMurtry
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Pocket
2 reviews about Lonesome Dove
review by . October 30, 2008
This is one of those rather rare books that can be classified as a "cross over book." That is, you really need not be a fan of the Western genre to appreciate and enjoy reading it. I fall into that category. While I have certainly read Westerns from time to time, I do not particularly like them nor do I seek them out. This work is quite different though. I have to admit that I have actually read this thing twice over the years and if I make it much longer, will probably read it again one of these …
review by . January 09, 2000
The Western in the latter part of the twentieth century has become almost a forgotten form. True there's been an ongoing pulp tradition in genre fiction reflecting the shoot-em ups of old, cowboys & Indians, and the like, but the days of the big screen Westerns out of Hollywood, the Western tv series on the little screen, the days when the Western informed our American mythos, have seemed to slip inexorably behind us. Until Larry McMurtry gave us LONESOME DOVE, that is. With this one big historical …
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