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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old January 20th, 2005, 11:41 Thread Starter
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This book by Larry McMurtry just got translated in Dutch. It gets dazzling critics as a modern classic, but I must admit I never head of it. Has anybody read it and is it any good?
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I read it at the beach when it came out in the 1980s. It's about cowboys. It was OK but nothing all that special as I recall. I mean, it was better than a pulp Western but not as good as your average novel, if that makes sence. There was a TV miniseries made from it that was also OK but not all that memorable.

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Originally Posted by RIO
There was a TV miniseries made from it that was also OK but not all that memorable.
I haven't read the book, but to be fair, the miniseries was absolutely top class. It left a permanent mark on me when I first saw it as a kid, and years later when I had grown up a bit, it was even better.

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