Not being a fiction reader, I savored this book

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


I started into the Lonesome Dove series a couple of years back on Audible. They were long and I was driving long trips, so it fit. I was hooked. The story was amazing. The stories of a brutal frontier, the luck of two men, plus the bond they made captivated me.

When I got to the original book, Lonesome Dove, I decided to read it in paperback. I doubt I’ve read a bigger fiction book. And it took me months and several times stopping and starting again. McMurtry’s writing is descriptive, the dialogue is powerful, and the characters are ones I can’t get out of my head. When I got to the last few chapters, I slowed down. (I am not a fiction reader by any stretch so I tend to “speed read.”) I savored the words. My mind captured the scenery. I’ve rarely had a fiction book do that to me.

A marvelous read and I’m glad I finally got around to it… and got it DONE.

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