For the second installment of “Pin Reads: Books We Forgot We Loved,” we tackled Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry. The New York Times called it “The Great Cowboy Novel,” and it won a Pulitzer for fiction in 1986. Nicole Cliffe, of the excellent Lazy Book Reviews, joined us to discuss.
Nicole Cliffe: Let's talk SWEEPING WESTERN NOVELS. First, I absolutely looooooved this book.
Edith Zimmerman: [makes desert vulture crow noise] ME TOO.
Matt Gallaway: We’re unanimous! Okay, to start, I read the book as a screed (in a good way) against conformity.
NC: Yes! With those tiny shout-outs to his background among doctors and lawyers and conventional [...]