Book Reviews of The Late Child

The Late Child
The Late Child
Author: Larry McMurtry
ISBN-13: 9780671568184
ISBN-10: 0671568183
Publication Date: 11/1/1996
Pages: 480
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
I was disappointed in this one although I have read and enjoyed many of his other books.

I tried several times to finish this novel but the plot ambled as if waiting for some character to get a grip and actually DO something rather than wait for fate to make a decision or carry the story and the journey on. The characters weren't very real to me. Especially the child, he wasn't believable or endearing, his dialogue didn't ring true even for a supposedly bright child.

I seldom meet a book i just can't finish, and most of his i've liked alot, so it surprised me that this was actually written by the author, more like something tossed off to met an obligation to his publisher. Sorry I WANTED to like it.
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Helpful Score: 1
The Late Child is the sequel to Desert Rose about a Las Vegas ex-showgirl who returns home to the news that her daughter has died of AIDS.
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The Late Child is an unforgettable book full of rich characters, a sense of people adrift in a landscape too large for comfort, a determination for life, love and happiness, whatever the odds; and a keen awareness, rare in modern fiction, of the unique relationship between mother and child.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book catches up with Harmony a Las Vegas showgirl who was one of the main characters in Larry McMurtry's book Desert Rose. This is a great read, even if you have not read Desert Rose. I think that it is a better read if you have read Desert Rose because you get a great deal of background information in Desert Rose. If you like books that focus on the complex relationships between mother and her children, and the complexity of all relationships, then this is the book for you. I love this book as well as I loved Terms of Endearment, Evening Star, and Desert Rose.
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I liked it
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Larry McMurtry does it again. Has he ever written a boring book? I don't think so. I love the way he develops his characters.
Leah G.