Lonesome Dove (Lonesome Dove, Book 3)

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Lonesome Dove (Lonesome Dove, Book 3)

Lonesome Dove (Lonesome Dove, Book 3)

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Everything in Lonesome Dove is there for a reason and helps to make this one of the best Westerns ever. The story follows a group of characters on a perilous cattle drive from Texas to Montana, but it encompasses much more than a simple journey. The pacing is deliberate, allowing for moments of introspection and introspective character development, balanced with tense action and dramatic plot twists.

He touches on the plight of the Indians who in the 1870s are still fighting off the cavalry and cowboys for control of the great land grab. Nevertheless, they have real affection for each other, even though, as Clara notes, they might have been better off missing each other completely. They are longtime friends and former Texas Rangers one whose squad was also the somewhat dim hand Pea Eye Parker and the Mexican cook Bolivar.I had a hard time putting it down at night and even now, the characters keep coming to mind at random times. Fortunately, while he was worrying the question of what it was he couldn't do, old Bolivar began to whack the dinner bell, which put an end to discussion. We starve if we wait for that," Bolivar said, plunking a potful of sowbelly and beans down on the rough table. Goodnight himself appears as a minor but generally sympathetic character in this novel, and more so in the sequel, Streets of Laredo, and the prequels Dead Man's Walk and Comanche Moon. McMurtry doesn't shy away from depicting the tragedies and sacrifices that come with such a rugged lifestyle, leaving a lasting impact on the reader.

The sun spread reddish-gold light through the shining bushes, among which a few goats wandered, bleating.

Then Jake, another ex-ranger—on the run from the law, as it happens—rides into town and mentions that he’s been to Montana and seen vast tracts of good, unsettled land there. e. the author does spell it out quite often, you don’t need to think too deeply here) between the characters – loyality, sex drive, love, pride, addiction.

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