LONESOME DOVE: A Novel (simon & Schuster Classics)

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

This large, stately, and intensely powerful new novel by the author of Terms of Endearment and The Last Picture Show is constructed around a cattle drive—an epic journey from dry, hard-drinking south Texas, where a band of retired Texas Rangers has been living idly, to the last outpost and the last days of the old, unsettled West in rough Montana. The time is the 1880s. The characters are larger ... Read full review

Review: Lonesome Dove

Editorial Review - - Jami Edwards

"When Augustus came out on the porch the blue pigs were eating a rattlesnake not a very big one. It had probably just been crawling around looking for shade when it ran into the pigs. They were having a fine tugofwar with it, and its rattling days were over. The sow had it by the neck, and the shoat had the tail." This Pulitzer Prizewinning novel is for lovers of Westerns and also for readers of ... Read full review

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User Review  - CarltonC - LibraryThing

A great sprawling epic western novel. Starting in a slow manner at the sparse home ranch of Lonesome Dove close to the Mexican border and the Rio Grande to build up the wonderfully realised cast of ... Read full review

Review: Lonesome Dove (Lonesome Dove #1)

User Review  - Camie - Goodreads

"All America lies at the end of the wilderness road, and our past is not a dead past, but still lives in us. Our forefathers had civilization inside themselves, the wild outside. We live in the ... Read full review

Review: Lonesome Dove (Lonesome Dove #1)

User Review  - Donia - Goodreads

I never thought I'd read a Western but I couldn't be happier that I did! McMurtry has a gift for bringing unique and odd characters to lovable life. His descriptions of life in Texas and on the Plains ... Read full review

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