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Duane's Depressed
Duane's Depressed
Author: Larry McMurtry
Larry McMurtry's "funny and brutal" (New York Times) landmark novel The Last Picture Show introduced the shrinking oil-patch town of Thalia, Texas, and its teenaged residents Duane, Sonny, and Jacy. In Texasville, the trio grew up to "adultery and madness, bankruptcy and boom times," (New York Daily News). Now McMurtr...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780671025571
ISBN-10: 0671025570
Publication Date: 9/1/1999
Pages: 528
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 34 ratings
Publisher: Pocket
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 1
Not one of McMurtry's better books. Duane was a loveable character in Texasville, but Duane's Depressed makes you want to just give im a hug and fix everything.
myanniecat avatar reviewed Duane's Depressed on + 218 more book reviews
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The final book in the trilogy which includes The Last Picture Show and Texasville. I really enjoyed this one which finds Duane in the beginning of an end of life crisis. Some wonderfully funny and poignant moments.
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Third in the trilogy that includes "The Last Picture Show" and "Texasville". Sorry to say I have not read them.
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countrylane avatar reviewed Duane's Depressed on + 81 more book reviews
I am not surprised that many readers didn't like this book. I didn't either, at first. Larry McMurty is a genius of a writer and this book seems a bit "out there" at first. But after a couple of chapters I started to catch on. There is a moral to this story. As colorful characters come to life you will start to empathise with them. This is a story about one man's end of life crisis and his outlandish new beginning as he struggles to do something worthwhile with the remaining time he has on this earth. There are some rude awakenings and some demons that will strike close to home. This book is a bit of a challenge, but as tragic and shocking as it is at times, there is always hope!
CathyV avatar reviewed Duane's Depressed on + 26 more book reviews
Larry McMurty once again explores a character's depth, with an interesting twist on an oilman who rejects driving in late age -- and bucks the views perceptions, and pressures of all around him to get in touch with himself and his dreams. McMurty's normal twists and turns to the plots -- no character is sacred.


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