Thursday, August 09, 2007

Lonesome Dove

I'm listening to Lonesome Dove which is a novel by Larry McMurtry. It's a great book, in fact I think it won a Pulitzer Prize, but it's long. The book itself looks to be about twelve hundred pages. The audio book came in six downloads each download is about eight hours long. I'll be listening to this book for weeks.
I told my buddy Wayne at work that I was listening to it and he told me he had read it years ago. I knew there had been a mini-series made of the story so I asked Wayne which character Robert Duvall played. He told me that Duvall played Gus. He named the actors who played the various other parts and then proceeded to tell me that one of the main characters in the books gets hanged. "Dang it Wayne, I thought I told you I was READING the book." Oops! he said and then proceeded to tell me more of the story. I closed my eyes, put my fingers in my ears and started humming as I walked away. I started to let the air out of his tires but thought better of it. I will return the favor the next time I read a book before he does.

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