It is sometimes the minor, not the major, characters in a novel who hold the author’s affection longest. It may be that one loses affection for the major characters because they suck off so much energy as one pushes them through their lives.Goodreads.com. 2020. Larry Mcmurtry Quotes (Author Of Lonesome Dove). [online] Available at: https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/1055.Larry_McMurtry [Accessed 4 June 2020].