Sunday, October 1, 2017

Lonesome DoveLarry McMurtry
Genre: Western
Theme: Friendship, old age, love, loyalty, death, quilt.

I’d like to start with one of my all-time favorites. An oldie but a goody and a Pulitzer Prize winner.

If I hadn't seen the mini-series first, I would’ve put this book down in the first chapter—pigs, dust, and rattlesnakes. The story started so slowly it became a real effort to keep turning pages. But when I'd turned the last page, I found I was grieving because there wasn't another page to turn and the story was over. I felt a real loss for the friends I would have to leave behind. And even now I grieve because I wasn’t the one who wrote it.

Would I recommend this book? Unequivocally.
Rating—Ten out of ten.

Thanks for stopping by,

Shelley Lee Riley

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