Book Reviews of The Last Picture Show (Last Picture Show, Bk 1)

The Last Picture Show (Last Picture Show, Bk 1)
The Last Picture Show - Last Picture Show, Bk 1
Author: Larry McMurtry
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ISBN-13: 9780684853864
ISBN-10: 0684853868
Publication Date: 1/14/1999
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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3.6 stars, based on 30 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 1
Engrossing story, very well told.
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Helpful Score: 1
Populated by a wonderful cast of eccentrics and animated by Larry McMurtry's wry and raucous humor, The Last Picture Show is wild, heartbreaking, and poignant--a coming of age novel that resonates with the magical passion of youth.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of McMurtry's first books, smalltown life in the south from an 18 year olds perspective. Very interesting, and a good prequil to Texasville.
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I really got caught up in this book. I enjoyed the characters and couldn't wait to see what would happen next. I have yet to see this movie, but, I definitely will! I'm looking forward to the next 3 books that are in this series.
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A coming of age story. A quick read.
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I read this book many years ago and was struck by its feel and beauty. An absolute gem; don't overlook it because it's one of those books you've heard so much about, you doubt it can live up to the hype.

It will be able to.
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This is a classic coming of age novel. One of the best Americn novels in history. The movie is a classic also.
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Great book, classic McMurtry stuff, can't wait to get the other books in the series, you should read this book to know what everyones talking about.
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Classy book = Classy movie!
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"At sixteen, Sonny Crawford is naive--until he meets a desperately lonely woman of forty. His best friend, Duane, is a bully--but hopelessly in love with the prettiest, richest girl around.

In the early 1950s, Sonny and Duane act out a poignant drama of adolescence--the restless boredom, the bouts of beer-drinking, the secret trips to Mexico in search of prostitutes, the erotic fantasies so powerful that, finally, they have to explode.

'McMurtry is an alchemist who converts the basest materials to gold. The sexual encounters are sad, funny, touching, sometimes horrifying, but always honest, always human.'
--The New York Times Book Review"

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