Author: Larry McMurty
The Good: A well-written novel by a talented author, Lonesome Dove has you rooting for its uniquely Western characters from the beginning. It takes you along a cattle drive, and for this girl, was another look at the Wild West besides reading the Little House on the Prairie series or playing Oregon Trail.
The Bad: My complaints with this book were two: too many characters die (which is probably historically accurate, but still...) and there are times where the story drags on as much as actually riding on a cattle drive.
The Verdict: Joe is still reading this novel based on my recommendations, but the two of us absolutely recommend picking up this novel.