The dialogue in this tale is so authentic. My grandfather grew up in Texas in the early 1900's and I swear I could hear him speaking on each page. He used many of the same "colorful" expressions and stories. The characters, Gid, Molly and Johnny take us on an unconventional trip down memeory lane and what life was like in their day.
I read this book in 2 days and loved it from cover to cover. The story follows three people in a love triangle from their teenage to twilight years. McMurtry captures the life of a cowboy like no other. The dialect, mannerisms, and day-to-day habits are spot on. The story flows smoothly as a stream. It will have you laughing and wiping tears. The cover notes say this book is the basis for the film "Lovin' Molly". I haven't seen it, but I plan to check it out.