My Favorite Reads is hosted by Alyce at At Home With Books.
The idea is to write about some favorite books
that you read before you started blogging!
Today I want to shine a spotlight on
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
What I Say
This book is over 800 pages but you will not want it to end. The characters are unforgettable (I love Augustus McCrae!), the setting of the American West comes alive, and McMurtry’s storytelling is first-class. Everyone always talks about the Great American Novel. Well, I think Lonesome Dove should be a contender for the title. I read this book when I was just out of college after considerable prodding by my father. He is a huge fan of Westerns, and I am not. Finally, I gave in and immediately became hooked. I laughed, I cried, I wanted to be a cowboy. If you’ve never read Lonesome Dove, I urge you to give it a go — even if Westerns are not your thing. It is a novel that will stick with you, and the characters will remain with you forever. And as an added bonus, there is a fantastic mini-series available on DVD that is top-notch. The actors — especially Robert Duvall — really bring McMurtry’s characters to life.