Search Results: "Larry McMurtry"


BOOK REVIEW

ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2007

"Let the casting begin. (Fantasy. 10-12)"
Familiar tropes get turned on their furry little ears in this barbed, video-ready rock-and-roll tale. Read full book review >

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LOOP GROUP by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 7, 2004

"The proportions may be wrong, but there's something here for everyone: An affectionate peek at the workers clinging to Hollywood's lowest rung; campy sex; drama on the highway; and canny insights into the dynamics of family and friendship."
Best friends since sixth grade and now they're hitting sixty, these two foxy Hollywood working girls. Their friendship is the heart of McMurtry's larky latest, fizzy enough to keep the fans happy. Read full book review >

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SIN KILLER by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 13, 2002

"Tom Jones in the Wild West. More to come."
The master of amiable, easygoing westerns (Boone's Luck, 2000, etc.) launches part one of the four-book adventures of a rich, noble, pleasantly debauched English family in the Louisiana Territory. Read full book review >

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THE LATE CHILD by Larry McMurtry
Released: May 1, 1995

"Still, this candy-coated-seeming road novel, even as it tackles themes of grief and healing, grows monotonous."
Overlong seriocomic sequel to Pulitizer-winning McMurtry's The Desert Rose (1983). Read full book review >

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MOVING ON by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 1970

"The book essentially is hers and it goes along in a self-propelled fashion—you may find many people reading it and not remembering they have."
This double length, in fact King ranch styled novel, which moves in and out of Texas, is the publisher's lead book and you may remember McMurtry's earliest successes—Horseman Pass By (Hud) or The last Picture Show. Read full book review >

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BOOKS by Larry McMurtry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 2008

"A pleasant amble in Bookland and a treat for the bookishly inclined, as well as for McMurtry buffs."
Having written about other aspects of his life, novelist and screenwriter McMurtry (When the Light Goes, 2007, etc.) finally gets around to his bibliomania. Read full book review >

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WHEN THE LIGHT GOES by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 6, 2007

"For McMurtry fans, there's some heat here, but little light."
Compared to the literary feasts McMurtry has previously delivered, this is barely a snack. Read full book review >

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TELEGRAPH DAYS by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2006

"Though the novel ultimately covers a lot of territory, this isn't a return to the Oscar-winner's epic sweep of Lonesome Dove, but it's an easy, breezy read."
McMurtry delivers more laughs and a lot more sex than usual as he chronicles the transition from the waning days of the Old West gunfighters through the rise of Buffalo Bill's Wild West. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 7, 2005

"All in all, earnestly winning, old-fashioned storytelling."
A slapdash, repetitious but nonetheless compelling look at two phenoms of the late-19th-century, by Mr. Wild West himself. Read full book review >

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PARADISE by Larry McMurtry
NON-FICTION
Released: June 7, 2001

"No overachievement itself, this is likely to disappoint loyal McMurtry fans."
A glancing memoir by McMurtry (Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen, 1999, etc.), an extraordinarily talented spinner of tales, the author of such bestselling and critically acclaimed titles as Lonesome Dove and The Last Picture Show. Read full book review >

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BOONE'S LICK  by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 10, 2000

Reminds warmly of Lonesome Dove and others in the McMurtry canon (Comanche Moon, 1997, etc.): colorful, poignant, funny. Read full book review >

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TERMS OF ENDEARMENT by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 20, 1975

"If all of it goes on much too long, there are some nice lines and among those Terms of Endearment to be applied—why not try ease, affection, benignity."
Ninety-six percent of McMurtry's new novel is skittery, haphazard comedy about one of those pleasantly imperious originals, Aurora Greenway, widowed at 49, and never able to "vouch for tomorrow" or quite live up to the promise of her full lower lip. Read full book review >