The characters and storyline's adventure is about the best I've read. It encompasses adventure, love, courage, villainy, friendship, hardship, wonder, loyalty, and loss. If you're looking for an engaging read you won't forget, this novel is it. and/or a wonderful mini series-length movie, you can't go wrong.
Equally engaging is the adaptation to film as a miniseries. The cast of characters comes to life in an equally spectacular manner as the novel. Maybe it's because the original concept for the novel was based on the author's original screen play that wasn't brought to film until years after the novel's success.
I'm sure you can pick up a copy of both (novel and DVD) at the local library, just as both are available new. For those who've followed this blog since the beginning, you may have noticed this is the second post on Lonesome Dove. Guess that says I think a lot of it.
Below is a video clip of the closing scene. Shouldn't give too much away.