That Lonesome Dove is maybe one of the greatest novels ever written? At the very least, it's one of the greatest novels I've ever read. I had no idea!

I was listening to NPR a few weeks ago, Larry McMurtry was being interviewed. His was a name I knew but had never really considered, until it was mentioned that Lonesome Dove had won the Pulitzer.

Really? I thought.

All I'd known about Lonesome Dove was that it had been a miniseries that my grandparents had loved.

That dumb shit my grandparents loved won the Pulitzer? I thought.

So I went to the library.

And I'll tell you something: that novel is worth every goddamn page, all 857 of them.