Friday, March 26, 2021

Larry McMurtry, R.I.P.

The novelist Larry McMurtry has passed away at the age of 84. 

His masterpiece, Lonesome Dove, should be a contender for The Great American Novel, but he wrote other memorable books as well and now is a good time for a McMurtry reading binge.

The dedication to Lonesome Dove borrowed a line from the song, Streets of Laredo. Its original version seems appropriate here:

"Once in the saddle I used to go dashing . . ."

May he rest in peace.

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