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Larry McMurtry

4.12 of 5 Votes: 3
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Books by Larry McMurtry
The Last Kind Words Saloon (2014)
2.88 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: Good Grief! So McMurtry wants to "deconstruct the West" does he? And at the same time he disavows any connection his effort might have to the truth of who the characters are or what they did? (His characters, most of whom were historical folk, are "afloat in time" remember) So w...
Custer (2012)
2.98 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Pulitzer Prize winning Larry McMurtry is, in my opinion, the finest writer of western literature of recent decades. In addition to his standard fiction he often fictionalizes notable characters of the old west and in this effort changes pace again with researching and documenting...
Rhino Ranch (2009)
3.43 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: ......and we don't rent pigs." a line from an absolute treasure, Lonesome Dove. Larry McMurtry's cowboy dialog is like excruciatingly wonderful food, it is to be savored and the experience made to linger as long as can be drawn out. I have devoured all of his westerns although I ...
Literary Life: A Second Memoir (2009)
3.2 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I enjoyed this book, I'd give it maybe a 3.5. Some of the stories were interesting, other times I felt like he was reaching deep and name dropping just to fill up a book's worth of literary experiences when really he probably needn't try that hard at all...he's been writing for d...
Hollywood: A Third Memoir (2010)
3.03 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I've read most of Larry McMurtry's fiction, so I was curious enough to reach for this slim memoir. In short chapters, using a conversational style, McMurtry reviews his life has a "journeyman" scriptwriter. He has a fondness for Hollywood that comes through, and he makes no bones...
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