They shouldered one another out of their baby bed, and stuffed toys in one another's mouths. Too many characters without enough differentiation, such that after 542 pages I still wasn’t sure (nor did I care) who Billie Ray and Bobby Sue even were. For details, please see the Terms & Conditions associated with these promotions. The protagonist, Dwayne Moore, has suffered the booms and busts of the oil business, has lived for several decades with his feisty wife, Karla, with whom he has not only a passel o' children but also grandchildren, all of whom display Karla's chaotic character. I know this is a sequel of sorts to *The Last Picture Show,* so perhaps if I'd read that I might've enjoyed it more.
", Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2020. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Larry McMurtry. She stood up and kicked Shorty lightly in the ribs. Start by marking “Texasville” as Want to Read: Error rating book. "We couldn't eat that many tomatoes if we ate twenty-four hours a day.". Many are humorous, and you think "That's pretty funny...clever". Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2015. Dickie made most of his living peddling marijuana, and Nellie -- with three marriages in a year and a half -- would probably pass Elizabeth Taylor on the marriage charts before she was twenty-one, but no one could deny that they were good-looking kids. "Why not?" Humorous continuation of the characters from the The LaST PICTURE SHOW. In Texasville, Larry McMurtry does a brilliant thing. They all come together at the local drive in cafe for a meal! "Now you're ruining that brand-new doghouse, Duane," she said, sitting down on the deck. But of course no one in Thalia caught the allusion. Karla, at forty-six, remained optimistic enough to believe almost everything she saw printed on a T-shirt. He attempted to bite his own tail and came close to nipping it a time or two. View all » Common terms and phrases. I enjoyed following the perils of Duane's life. Can't wait to read book 3! 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. ", "They'll probably get kicked out in a day or two," Duane said. He knew it was almost time for Duane to go to town, and he was ready to roll.
Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. I would recommend!! When I miss my stop several days in a row, it's a great book. Sometimes he would wake up in the night needing to relieve himself and would feel so tired by the time he stumbled into the bathroom that he would have to sit on the pot and nap for a few minutes before going back to bed.
The writing is fine, but the characters are not interesting or eliciting of any care. Wonderful stuff (with a cast of thousands), Rezension aus dem Vereinigten Königreich vom 6. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. If I wanted to read bed time stories, I would have read some tall tales.
Copyright © 2020 Apple Inc. All rights reserved. All over, I did not put this book down. Texasville: A Novel Larry McMurtry Snippet view - 1987. I just finished Texasville this week and have mixed feelings about it. Texasville: A Novel (Thalia Trilogy Book 2). In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. Larry McMurtry, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, among other awards, is the author of twenty-four novels, two collections of essays, two memoirs, more than thirty screenplays, & an anthology of modern Western fiction. I have never had as much fun on a consistent basis as I do here. With more amusement than alarm, she watched Duane point the pistol into the water.
The twins were born, and as soon as Jack grew four teeth he bit completely through his sister's ear. It was an ok read but not nearly up to first book. No wonder why I keep coming back to read his other works. 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. This is sequel to the great Last Picture Show. Duane asked. I'm glad we sent the twins off to camp. I enjoyed following the perils of Duane's life. And then later I crossed another boundary where I thought, "Am I really going to read another 250 pages of this?" No matter if you are a bank president, an oilman, a housewife or just a total nobody, everyone is just as miserable as you are. Wählen Sie einen anderen Lieferort. The characters in the book treated him mainly with disdain. With Texasville, Larry McMurtry returns to the unforgettable Texas town and characters of one of his best-loved books, The Last Picture Show. January 14th 1999 However, as I plunged deeper into Texasville, I became increasingly sad. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. I got the biggest kick out of trying to watch poor Duane manage his insane life!! Once Julie grabbed some surgical scissors off a tray and jabbed her brother in the ear with them. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Well, this works, and Duane's pretty darn likable once you are in his head. "No, you can't sue him," Duane said. There's a lot of screwing around and midlife discontent; the action builds around the town's centennial pageant. In my own small town, I was amazed at what I learned about families, good and bad, some were victims some were perpetrators but it is all out there, deal with it. An entertaining read. "Texasville crackles with energy, humor and passion".--Washington Post Book World. We’d love your help. A BMW won't last a week on these roads.".
Please try again. ", Reviewed in the United States on January 22, 2020. "You might run him off, and if you do half the people in town will die of minor ailments. I am skipping the third one.
The whole dark tone of Last Picture Show is lost. The big gun had a kick. It is always worth while in the end. 14 1.5-hour cassettes He poked the barrel of the .44 into the water. 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. It also makes you wonder why you are reading it.
It seemed to Karla that she spent more and more of her life in emergency rooms -- indeed, the twins were not safe from themselves even there. I just go back to it every once in awhile because nothing can pull me out of a funk like this book.
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