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Texasville (Last Picture Show, Bk 2)
Texasville - Last Picture Show, Bk 2
Author: Larry McMurtry
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ISBN-13: 9780684857503
ISBN-10: 0684857502
Publication Date: 1/14/1999
Pages: 544
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 6
Okay, I really liked this book by the author of Lonesome Dove and "The Last Picture Show". Depressing in a comical vein.
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"Texasville" is a hilarious sequel to the "Last Picture Show", a book Larry McMurty also wrote. He also wrote "Lonesome Dove". It's a farce on sex and a coming of age story without growing up. The book's pages are somewhat yellow but it is definitely readable.
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Love this book!!!
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In this arresting, funny-sad sequel to The Last Picture Show, McMurtry's small Texas town of Thalia has gone from boom to bust practically overnight, a victim of the mid-'80s oil glut. Under the strain of financial calamity, the townsfolk are becoming increasingly irrationalone man dreams of bombing OPEC, the mayor is going quietly mad, sexual mores are turning bizarre, and the civic leaders are pressing on with a centennial celebration even though there's nothing to celebrate. The stresses of the time seem concentrated in Duane, a one-time oil millionaire on the verge of bankruptcy who has four untamable children, a disaffected wife and a diminishing grip on his sanity. Duane's problems are exacerbated when his high school sweetheart, Jacy, now a movie actress, comes bowling into town like tumbleweed. McMurtry, who won a Pulitzer Prize for Lonesome Dove, is a writer with a distinctive voice, a profound understanding of Texans and a brilliant gift for capturing the vagrant moods of the heart.
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Texasville is simply great!
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I have not read this book, I bought it for someone else and he already had it. It's brand new though!
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Enjoyed this veer much.
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