I love to read and you must also, since you’re here! My 'currently-reading' list always includes a book I am reading as well as one I'm listening to. This blog, a labor of love and a constant work-in-progress, is a way for me to share my thoughts about what I've read; I'm not a pro but I am passionate! I have purposely not summarized plot lines because the people that do that professionally are so darn good at it. I hope you enjoy the opinions and musings you find here. Thank you for visiting!
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read." Groucho Marx
Reading this book was like being home, listening to my dad and his friends swap stories :0). Few things evolve slower than cowboys and ranchers... There are multiple instances throughout the novel where a couple of men spend time drinking and telling tales. The stories are humorous in their own right but I laughed harder remembering stories told over 100 years later that begin with the exact same arm waving and a loud, "So I told that rotten %^$%&, if you're gonna leave the &*^$# gate open...". You get the idea ;0). I fell in love with Doc and his friends, the Earps. Mary Doria Russell does a wonderful job of taking you right into Dodge City. I thank her for the tour and the introductions to such a varied and fascinating group of people. My chest hurt when Doc had a coughing fit. I smiled in triumph with Wyatt when, with brand-new dentures, he learned to say Mississippi and fifty-five. I could feel the burn of bourbon tracing its way down my throat and the dust of Kansas choking my eyes and nose in the summer heat. What a wonderful adventure I enjoyed while I read this book.... You will find an official plot line description at: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8911226-doc.