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Lonesome Dove Book Review

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Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove is geographically epic. I had forgotten what a good writer he is. This was perfect for listening to, unabridged.

The plot is always there. And the characters are wonderful. You find yourself loving and hating the same person. You are drawn to each story, each point of view. It is terrible to be switched away from one storyline to the next. Yet when you are forced to leave that one, you are equally torn.

This is really the story of Gus and occasionally that of Newt. Newt’s is the innocent view. Gus’ is the experienced, carousing view. There is humor everywhere, though the novel is not humorous. The only thing I didn’t like was the ending, which felt both contrived and abrupt.

Four and a half stars, without a doubt.

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