Lonesome Dove

Lonesome Dove

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Book - 2000?
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Baker & Taylor
Chronicles a cattle drive in the nineteenth century from Texas to Montana, and follows the lives of Gus and Call, the cowboys heading the drive, Gus's woman, Lorena, and Blue Duck, a sinister Indian renegade.

Baker
& Taylor

Set in the late-nineteenth century, this Pulitzer Prize-winning novel chronicles a cattle drive from Texas to Montana and follows the lives of Gus and Call, two cowboys heading the drive, Gus's woman, Lorena, and Blue Duck, a sinister Indian renegade. Reprint.

Simon and Schuster
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.

Publisher: New York : Simon and Schuster, [2000?], c1985
ISBN: 9780684857527
0684857529
9780684871226
068487122X
Characteristics: 857 p. ; 25 cm

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colgeo Jun 30, 2017

One of my all time favorite novels! Love Augustus and Woodrow.

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jezicuhh
May 01, 2017

To quote another reader's review, don't be intimidated by the size of this book! Once I saw how thick it was when I went to pick it up from the hold shelf, I almost didn't check it out. That would have been a huge mistake.

I have never felt more rewarded by finishing a book, and not only due to its size. This book was utterly addictive - I would wake up thinking about what I read the night before, craving my next chance to read it. When a day went by where I didn't get to read any of the book, I was literally sad!

I never would think a young female like myself could enjoy an 800+ page western novel - I WAS WRONG! It was rewarding to finish this book because it had some of the strongest character development I have ever read. I feel like I personally know each and every character in the book. The writing style is simple enough to make it an addictive read, but detailed enough to really give a sense of each individual character. Which is important, because Lonesome Dove has a pretty sizable list of characters!

In short, Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove is a classic and a story I will never forget!

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cstasney
Apr 07, 2017

Loved it.

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Sherrie_K
Jan 02, 2016

What an addictive read.
The genius development of characters left me craving more.
I hate that its over.
Wow! What a book!
What brilliant pacing.
You are in for a treat with this book

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lukasevansherman
Jul 28, 2015

"It's funny leaving a place, ain't it?" he said. "You never do know when you'll get back."
Larry McMurtry's sprawling, big-hearted, long-winded, Pulitzer-winning western novel. While the western is one of the most significant American genres, there are few great western novels, as it attracted a lot of pulp writers and few "serious" writers. Texan McMurtry, who also wrote "Terms of Endearment" and "The Last Picture Show," incorporates elements of classic westerns, while updating them for a contemporary audience. You can't fault his vision or ambition, but you can fault the length (945 in my edition) and slowness of the book. Really, it's a bromance between the two cowboys, Gus and Call. It's a major American novel, but you're in for a long haul. Made into an acclaimed mini-series with Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones. Followed by "Streets of Laredo."

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JCLHebahA
Jul 22, 2015

Colorful characters populate this gritty, intense western. It's a long read, but a rewarding one so long as a lack of character shields isn't a deal-breaker; life in the West was tough, and McMurtry doesn't shy away from conveying that.

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kelseybaldwin
Jul 29, 2014

Don't let the the size of the book hold you back! I enjoyed this book cover to cover. It is well written and vivid, but not overdone or a challenge to read.

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candle
Jun 13, 2014

There has never been a book I have enjoyed more than this one. I read many many books, but this is the only one I would read twice.

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ipomoea
Aug 25, 2013

Absolutely stunning, and made me reconsider my disdain for Westerns. The perfect book to ask your dad about.

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candle
Jul 04, 2013

There has ever been a book I enjoyed as much as this one. I read many many books, but this is the only one I would read twice.

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