Spotlight Sunday: An Oldie but a Goody
Hey, Nerdy Peeps! Today for the spotlight I am bringing you one of the longest books I’ve read. In high school, we had one of those reading groups and my group chose Lonesome Dove. I love this book. Of course, I’m going to tell you why this spotlight Sunday is an oldie but a goody!
A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize— winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America. Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic, Lonesome Dove is a book to make us laugh, weep, dream, and remember. (Goodreads)
Why this oldie deserves the spotlight…
As a Texas girl, of course, I am going to love a book set in Texas! Now, that’s not the only reason, I also loved the book because the writing style Larry McMurtry uses is amazing and pulls you right in. The characters in this book will also make you feel like you are a cowgirl or cowboy on a cattle drive. My favorite character is definitely Gus! He is a hoot and in my opinion, makes this book the best.
So, trust me when I say you will want to jump in and ride along as you join these characters on their cattle drive from Texas to Montana. It’s full of grumpy old men, youngin’s, and a little romance. What more could you want? Oh, and I did mention it’s set in Texas!
Have you read Lonesome Dove? Let me know what you think!
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