Book Review of Lonesome Dove (Lonesome Dove, Bk 1)

Lonesome Dove (Lonesome Dove, Bk 1)
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This novel is just outstanding. Funny - I'm a 52 year old woman with no particular love of westerns, yet I couldn't put this down. The characters are beautifully drawn and the dramatic events both shocking and absolutely real. There is not a cliche in it. It takes you out of our spoiled, self-centered modern world to a place of true character, brotherhood and raw survival. It is also a very witty book. Reading it prompted me to rent the TV mini-series, which is very faithful to the original and considered one of the best mini-series ever produced. It was also excellent.
I highly recommend this as a modern classic - check it out.