Saturday, November 6, 2010

Lonesome Dove: An Excellent Novel that Translated with Equal Splendor to Film

Lonesome Dove, Larry McMurtry's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel is one book that accomplished a rare feat: The film version was equally well executed.

The novel is set in the 1870s where two retired Texas Rangers set out upon one last adventure: A cattle drive from Texas to Montana to establish a ranch there.

The characters and story line's adventure is about the best I've read. Maybe it's because the original concept for the novel was based on the authors original screen play that wasn't brought to film until years after the novel's success.

Adventure, Love, Courage, Villainy, Friendship, Hardship, Loyalty, Wonder, and Loss. If you're looking for an engaging read you won't forget, and/or a wonderful mini series-length movie, you can't go wrong.

If you have read the novel, or viewed the film version, or both, let me know what you thought. If you haven't, give it a shot and let me know.

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