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Lonesome Dove series by Larry McMurtry

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diamondlil
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Lonesome Dove series by Larry McMurtry

Postby diamondlil » Sat August 30th, 2008, 5:39 am

The Wild West comes to life!

I remember first reading Lonesome Dove years ago when the mini-series first came out.

What I didn't realise at the time was that there were other books in the series (basically it was published out of chronological order). The chronological order is:

Dead Mans Walk
Comanche Moon
Lonesome Dove
Streets of Laredo

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Postby EC2 » Sat August 30th, 2008, 10:30 am

All those titles sound so familiar Diamondlil. Has Comanche Moon been a film?
I've read Dead Man's Walk and Lonesome Dove. I kind of new they were linked but I didn't take much notice at the time. I enjoy McMurtry at library read level. In fact now you've mentioned these books, you've given me a lightbulb moment for books that my dh might enjoy. He is soooo difficult to choose books for (he's seldom able to get to the library and he is very picky). McMurtry though is worth a shot. (Westerny type pun intended! :) )
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Postby diamondlil » Sat August 30th, 2008, 10:42 am

I think that all of the books have been made into mini-series so that might be why they are familiar

Perhaps you should visit the library to see if you can round-up ;) these books for the hubby!

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Postby EC2 » Sat August 30th, 2008, 10:55 am

Hitches gun belt and spits. Reckon I'll just mosey along and do that! :D :D
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Souvent entre piez de chevals

Kar ja li coard n’I chasront



'The Brave and the valiant
Are always to be found between the hooves of horses
For never will cowards fall down there.'


Histoire de Guillaume le Mareschal



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Postby diamondlil » Sat August 30th, 2008, 12:40 pm

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Postby Alex Worthy » Thu September 25th, 2008, 8:09 pm

If I hadn't read Lonesome Dove and my wife brought it home for me, I'd love her even more. There have been mini-series of all the books but after Lonesome Dove, any one other than Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones pales in comparison. I thought LD was that rare perfect adaptation of a book. Every character seemed like I imagined them.

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Postby JaneConsumer » Fri September 26th, 2008, 1:29 am

I couldn't get into Lonesome Dove and gave up after about 200 pages. Too slow.

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Postby JMJacobsen » Fri September 26th, 2008, 3:05 am

Lonesome Dove is probably my favorite book of all time. I laughed out loud, I cried, and every emotion in between. And it's probably the only western I've ever read.

I agree about the movie...for me it ranked right up there with one of the best adaptations ever accomplished.

I never read the other McMurtry novels, though. I was afraid they wouldn't stack up to Lonesome Dove and I didn't think I could handle the disappointment. :o

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Postby Divia » Fri September 26th, 2008, 9:55 am

I have never read these. I'm not a big westward ho! type of chick.
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Postby diamondlil » Fri September 26th, 2008, 2:04 pm

"JMJacobsen" wrote:Lonesome Dove is probably my favorite book of all time. I laughed out loud, I cried, and every emotion in between. And it's probably the only western I've ever read.

I agree about the movie...for me it ranked right up there with one of the best adaptations ever accomplished.

I never read the other McMurtry novels, though. I was afraid they wouldn't stack up to Lonesome Dove and I didn't think I could handle the disappointment. :o


I read the first one in the series not too long ago. I will try to add the review over the weekend.
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