Answering Readers Questions ~ Larry McMurtry

06 July 2009
One of my readers left a comment on my Goodie Box Giveaway saying that Larry Mc

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Murtry was one of her favorite authors and asking if I enjoyed him as well. The answer to that question is a huge yes! I discovered McMurtry after watching a miniseries adaptation of his novel Lonesome Dove. My uncle had a part in the film where he is stabbed and thrown over a whiskey boat. Watching the miniseries was a big deal to my family, waiting for Uncle Sam to appear. It was after the movie that I dove head first into McMurtry's novels and found an author that I truly love.

The character of Gus in the novel Lonesome Dove was the first fictional character I ever had a crush on. No sparkly vampires for me as a teen, I was all about running away with the old cowboy. His characters come alive on the pages, you feel these are real people that you know. You are drawn into his words and feel like you are right there, in the middle of all the action.

If books aren't your thing, check out some of Larry McMurtry's novels that have been

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turned into films. Hud, The Last Picture Show, and Terms of Endearment are some of my favorites. You don't have to enjoy westerns to be a fan, he writes quite a bit other than that!

If you've never read any of Larry McMurtry's wonderful novels, I highly suggest you do so. If I had to name my top three favorite authors he would be on the list. His novels allow you to lose yourself in them, to be there, to know the people and places he writes of. This makes him one of the greatest authors of our time, at least that's my opinion.

What do you think? Are you a fan?

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1 comment:

KarieK said...

Okay I absolutely LOVE Lonesome Dove, that is one of my favorite movies that I can watch over and over and over again and not be sick of it!! But I was a teenage cowgirl (still am...just not the teenager) stuck in the city. Love love love it!! I so wanted to be Anjelica Huston, I even switched from English to Western Saddle after I saw this movie. Oh and Terms of Endearment! Man alive!! Great post!

Thanks for stopping by too!!