Yeah, I did quite a bit reading this weekend (as well as watching football and taking some naps). It took me one day to read Horseman Pass By by Larry McMurtry - his first published novel. McMurtry is perhaps best known for Lonesome Dove. This short novel shows life on a ranch in post WW2 Texas, as well as the conflict between new Texas and old Texas. Whether it’s the differences berween the small, dying town of Thalia compared to the bustling urban center of Fort Worth, or the attitude of an old rancher, past his prime, who keeps Longhorns and opposes drilling, the work is picture of how Texas was changing in the post-war era. Horseman Pass By was made into the film Hud with Paul Newman, which Texas Monthly ranked as one of the top films about Texas.