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I would add McMurtry's "Lonesome Dove" to your all time great western list. And I'm a librarian, doesn't that give me some kind of authority on these matters?



I'm a McMurtry fan and I'd be glad to include one of his books on my list. Hud, The Last Picture Show, and Terms of Endearment are already contenders.

Problem is, and this is embarrassing to admit, I haven't read Lonesome Dove. I've read Streets of Laredo and Dead Man's Walk, and liked both. But I haven't read the original. I've tried. But I loved the TV mini-series so much that I can't get it out of my head and whenever I've sat down with the novel it's felt like I was reading a novelization. Not fair to McMurtry, I know.

But on your say so, and not just because you're a librarian, I'll put it on the list.


Go for it. I remember a young man that worked for my husband at the time came to my library to return "Lonesome Dove" and told me how much he loved it, and that he wanted another one just like it. We wish.

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