Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry

» Posted on Mar 21, 2018

It has been about 30 years since ABC released their miniseries of Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove. In my youth, I remember renting it from the video store (remember those?) to watch it during summer vacation. Those big VHS tapes made it seem like a big deal, like it was special. Nowadays, big-budget TV series are very common, but in the late 80s, these three expensive, historical episodes reignited the concept of a miniseries.

Lonesome DoveLast summer I rewatched my old DVD copy of it. It was interesting to see it after all these years, and interesting to see how different I interpreted its meaning. That viewing, it struck me as old-man-torture. I realized I had a paperback edition of it, and started to read. Then I got caught up in all my self-improvement reading and Lonesome Dove got lost.

However, I miss reading for fun. Lonesome Dove gives me that. So far, it takes its time, and seems to revel in its joyfully irritating characters. If the book takes its time, so will I! Lonesome Dove will be read whenever I need a break from life, and need a break from reading for my own betterment. Thanks, Larry!

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