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Lonesome Dove (Anniversary, Updated) (Paperback)

Lonesome Dove (Anniversary, Updated) (Paperback)
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  • Book Subgenre: General, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Westerns
  • Language: english
  • Edition: Anniversary, Updated
  • Format Books: paperback
  • Book Genre: Fiction + Literature Themes, Fiction + Literature Genres, Juvenile Fiction

Reviewer: Noel Perrin, (Washington Post Book World)

"This could be the beginning of any number of western novels. All the standard elements are present. Turn the key, and the clockwork figures will start shooting, drinking, roping cows, ******....It happens instead to be the start of one of the best westerns I have ever read. It certainly is the best of Larry McMurtry's, and he has written good ones before."

Reviewer: Walter Clemons, (Newsweek)

"It's a pleasure...to be able to recommend a big popular novel that's amply imagined and crisply, lovingly written. I haven't enjoyed a book more this year."

Reviewer: R. Z. Sheppard, (Time)

"The book's great length and leisurely pace convey the sense of a bygone era, while the author's attachment to misfits and backwaters never goes out of style....McMurtry knows exactly what he is doing in this sentimental epic. He is an uncommonly shrewd judge of book flesh."

Reviewer: Noel Perrin, (Washington Post Book World)

"This could be the beginning of any number of western novels. All the standard elements are present. Turn the key, and the clockwork figures will start shooting, drinking, roping cows, whoring....It happens instead to be the start of one of the best westerns I have ever read. It certainly is the best of Larry McMurtry's, and he has written good ones before."

Reviewer: Nicholas Lehmann, (New York Times Book Review)

"Everything about the book feels true; being anti-mythic is a great aid to accuracy about the lonely, ignorant, violent West....All of Mr. McMurtry's antimythic groundwork--his refusal to glorify the West--works to reinforce the strength of the traditionally mythic parts of 'Lonesome Dove', by making it far more credible than the old familiar horse operas. These are real people, and they are still larger than life."