McMurtry, Lonesome Dove
The best novel I’ve read in years. I had never read a Western before, but I had heard that people get obsessed with this one, and I see why. McMurtry’s masterful use of free indirect style allows you to fully inhabit the minds of each of his characters. Finishing the book is like saying goodbye to your friends. It’s rare for a book to make me cry or laugh, and Lonesome Dove made me do both.