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Dead Man's Walk by Larry McMurtry
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Feb 28, 2011

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Read from January 31 to February 04, 2011

Even though I have read the majority I wanted to read all four of the Lonesome Dove books in chronological order. Next at bat is Comanche Moon; however, I may take a hiatus to finish my pending books. Of course, no novel in the past 50 years, can approach the Pulitzer price winning "Lonesome Dove" which would receive my vote for the great American novel although I doubt anyone would want my vote. This book covers the adventures of Woodrow and Gus at the beginning of their Ranger career and describes in somewhat historical detail "The Great Texas Santa Fe Expedition" the Republic of Texas undertook before the Mexican War. Unlike "Lonesome Dove" the plot and dialogue seems somewhat contrived -- although after watching "True Grit" (another book I intend to reread in the near future) one wonders whether the actual dialogue in frontier America resembled these books or the Deadwood series. I suppose that will remain unanswered.

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message 1: by Chris (new)

Chris I listened to Commanche Moon. It's pretty violent.

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