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« : August 02, 2005, 10:33:34 AM »

What are your  thoughts on this american western writer? Of his westerns, I've read Lonesome Dove, Comanche Moon and am currently reading The Streets of Laredo. I think it's great stuff and SW elements abound.

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« #1 : August 02, 2005, 05:16:09 PM »

i'm a huge fan of some of the movies based on some of his books, hud and the last picture show specially... and i've been wanting to read some of his westerns... this recomendation helps confirming the idea i might like his westerns.


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« #2 : August 03, 2005, 03:04:39 AM »

I haven't watched any all the way through always catch them already on, there was even one where James Garner had a part I believe. If I can catch one from the beginning I'll take a look-see. ;D


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« #3 : August 03, 2005, 05:21:45 AM »

I'd definitely recommend a rental of the Lonesome Dove movie (mini-series) with Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones. The book's great also. If you like that, the others should be of interest as well, especially The Streets Of Laredo with James Garner, although it takes a little getting used to him playing Tommy Lee Jones' part. Also, there's Dead Man's Walk. It's got a very strange ending to say the least.

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« #4 : March 11, 2006, 06:49:10 PM »

Dove is one of the better western dramas. acting is top notch. excellent casting. book is a good read.

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« #5 : March 11, 2006, 10:38:24 PM »

  The Lonesome Dove miniseries is one of few that is close or better than the book it was based on.  Robert Duvall and Tommy Lee Jones were perfectly cast, and I've always loved Danny Glover as Deets and Robert Ulrich as Jake Spoon.

  As for McMurtry's other books, I've read the LD prequels and sequels, and while good they weren't on the same level as Lonesome Dove.  As pointed out though, western fans should try McMurtry for a good read.
 

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