If you enjoyed the cable TV show you will like the book, although the TV show centers on some of the very minor characters in the book, and even takes an opposite view of some of the others (Calamity Jane is one. The whoreman, owner of the Gem, is another). The author does a remarkable job of creating interest in this lawless, old west town on the verge of joining civilization. Every sentence is a paragraph and every paragraph a story. Once you get started you won't be able to put it down.