Posts Tagged: lonesome dove
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Books We Forgot We Loved: Lonesome Dove

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 [...]

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Books We Forgot We Loved: Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry

For the second installment Pin Reads: Books We Forgot We Loved, we're going to tackle Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry. I haven't read it in more than 20 years, but I think I remember loving it. (I also think I wanted the two main characters to go "all the way" because they were so clearly in love with each other?) The New York Times called it "The Great Cowboy Novel," and it won a Pulitzer for fiction in 1986. Plus Edith read it last summer and thought it rocked. So go pick up a copy and we'll discuss in a month or two. It's almost 1000 pages, [...]

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Books to Not Reread

"The Fountainhead. The Alchemist. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance." —Flavorpill rounds up seven "Books That Rocked Your World at 16 But Fall Flat Now." (But then, for no real reason — maybe to jumpstart another Books We Forgot We Loved discussion, or just because it's Friday and we all spend the entire weekend reading — a book that does hold up: Lonesome Dove, by Larry McMurtry. I read it at 14 and loved it, and then grudgingly reread it last summer — grudgingly because I figured it was one of those trashy novels I liked just because it had sex and horses and abduction [...]