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Telegraph Days

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

The Forest Gump of the Old West

Funny, I couldn't even begin to read Lonesome Dove, so I have nothing to compare this book to except Zeke and Ned, which I absoltely loved. This book was a whole lot of fun, mind candy. The characters were bigger than life, over-whelming the time frame of the book, act...
Funny, I couldn't even begin to read Lonesome Dove, so I have nothing to compare this book to except Zeke and Ned, which I absoltely loved. This book was a whole lot of fun, mind candy. The characters were bigger than life, over-whelming the time frame of the book, actually kind of blurring the time frame, but after realizing it is just-for-fun, the reader can get over how McMurtry changes the well-known characters into real-life people. The Earp's weren't nice, Bill Cody was vain...it was just fun.

posted by Anonymous on January 30, 2007

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If McMurtry Wants to Quit, Why Doesn't He?

After reading almost 30 of Larry McMurtry's books, I suppose I read them now more by reflex than out of curiosity. It dawned on me during 'Telegraph Days' that the author quit really writing novels somewhere in the Late Child-Comanche Moon-Duane's Depressed era. It seem...
After reading almost 30 of Larry McMurtry's books, I suppose I read them now more by reflex than out of curiosity. It dawned on me during 'Telegraph Days' that the author quit really writing novels somewhere in the Late Child-Comanche Moon-Duane's Depressed era. It seems this gifted story-teller doesn't want the bother of a fully developed novel. Rather than the overland route, he prefers the helicopter ride above it all. He becomes more the arrogant essayist than the great teller of stories. In Telegraph Days, it is hard to guage what is more preposterous - the many events that just happen as Nellie arrives, or the way the rough and uncouth cower before her. Finally, the gratuitousness of the near non-stop prurience of the heroine - a late-McMurtry staple - is somewhere between a distraction and an irritant.

posted by Anonymous on September 29, 2006

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  • Posted February 8, 2014

    Perhaps because I loved the entire Lonesome Dove series, Dead Ma

    Perhaps because I loved the entire Lonesome Dove series, Dead Man's Walk to Streets of Loredo, I was expecting something else. This book is definitely not along the lines of those hardened western stories. There is little intensity, and I had trouble finishing it for lack of interest.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2009

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    Interesting Experience

    I didn't enjoy the story or the characters so much, but I didn't put it down. I kept picking it up and even finished it because I still wanted to know what came next and how it ended. As we all know, McMurtry is a master story teller . . . His stories grip me even when I don't particularly like them.

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    Posted October 19, 2010

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