Search Results: "Larry McMurtry"


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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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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 >

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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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DUANE'S DEPRESSED by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 14, 1999

"You probably won't be able to either."
Likable characters, wry dialogue, and a bittersweet sense of time passing and opportunities lost are the engaging features of this amiable follow-up (and the conclusion of a trilogy) to McMurtry's The Last Picture Show (1966) and Texasville (1987). Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1999

"It's philosophy, literary criticism, and memoir all rolled up into one neat package, and McMurtry's constant readers will find much pleasure in these pages."
An elegiac essay on memory and the power of storytelling by a master of the art. Read full book review >

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THALIA by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 5, 2017

"It's good to have these essential novels in one place. One wishes only that McMurtry had provided more commentary; his introduction, lamenting 'the myth of my country, and of my people, too,' is frustratingly short and only hints at what he might have done."
Omnibus collection containing the esteemed Texas author's first three novels, a loose cycle about the people who live hardscrabble lives on the austere, windswept plains of the Red River country. Read full book review >

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THE LAST KIND WORDS SALOON by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2014

"Not quite in the class of Lonesome Dove, The Last Picture Show, or other top-shelf McMurtry, but still a lot of fun."
Prolific novelist and pop historian McMurtry (Custer, 2012, etc.) offers another pleasing yarn for fans of the Old West, none of whom will hanker for a trip to the dentist after reading it. Read full book review >

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HORSEMAN, PASS BY  by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 15, 1961

"Grandad's way of life is strong-and can only be killed violently - so that it is a fitting end that he meets."
A simply told, warm, rather melancholy tale of changing times in the small ranch country of Texas. 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."
McMurtry returns to the Old West he knows so well and loves so deeply for this first in a series. Read full book review >

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LITERARY LIFE by Larry McMurtry
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 8, 2009

"Strictly for fans who won't mind this often-terrific storyteller not coming to a satisfactory conclusion, but rather ceasing, in exhaustion, from his prolific labors."
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist McMurtry follows the first volume of his memoirs, Books (2008), with a desultory account of his journey through "the scrappy, variegated world of letters." Read full book review >

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FOLLY AND GLORY by Larry McMurtry
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2004

"A fitting end to McMurtry's odd but wise saga of Old Europe in the New World (By Sorrow's River, 2003, etc.)."
Lord Berrybender's epic four-year hunting trip through the unsettled West comes to a wistful close. Read full book review >