I admit I could not put it down and did nothing but reading it for 3 days, a marathon helped by the fact that I was sick. The book has great characters and dialogue, and details about what it meant to lead a cowherd for 3000 miles when the west was being colonized and Indians and bandits were common dangers for travels. Still I found that the book should have ended sooner, and the last part did not come to a satisfactory conclusion, as if the writer just wanted to finish and be done with the book. He dropped characters and stories while adding events that were not necessary. Still a good read...Continua
Ah, the American West in Lonesome Dove..!
I never watch westerns on TV, but I lapped every word of the book, re-read it, read the sequels and pre-quel.
The humour is great, the characters are unforgettable, this is definitely a must.
I tried to watch the TV series on DVD afterwards, but the actors disappointed me and I gave it up....Continua
I watched the television saga/movies first, but the book goes into so much more depth. So far, I have been hooked.
Book was as good if not better than the movie.