By Larry McMurtry
Why this book?
“What a boring, obvious choice” you might be saying to yourself. “This guy wants to tell me about great Western novels and he starts with the most popular Western of the last 50 years?” To which I say: You bet! There’s a good reason Lonesome Dove is so beloved. It’s fantastic — simple as that. Larry McMurtry takes what might seem like a thin and tired premise — aging cowboys have to make one last cattle drive together — and turns it into an enthralling historical epic. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry (I did!), you’ll develop saddle sores from sitting on the edge of your seat.
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