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Summary The Last Picture Show Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Larry McMurtry Larry McMurtry ð 5 Read Novels set in a sleepy Texas town tells of teenagers taking the final steps from childhood to adulthoo. The only really important thing that I came in to tell you was that life is very monotonous Things happen the same way over and over again I think it s monotonous in this part of the country than it is other places but I don t really know that it may be monotonous everywhere I m sick of it myself Everything gets old if you do it often enough Set during the early 1950s in the small Texas town of Thalia the story revolves around Sonny an independent high school senior who plays football hangs out at the pool hall and goes to the movies at the town s only theater Sonny s best friend Duane is dating Jacy the local rich girl and Sonny harbors his own secret and guilty crush on her As their last year of school plays out Sonny is often disinterested and bored with the predictable routines of the people he s known his whole life but he begins to learn that many of them have depths he never suspectedMcMurtry does an excellent job of immersing the reader in the kind of ennui that can come with living in a small town where it seems that nothing ever happens and the occasional shocking event is smoothed over by the soothing blanket of the mundane Even the smarter characters like Jacy s mother Lois and Sam the owner of the pool hall seem to have piled up the weight of their regrets to the point where they are unable to break free of the lack of inertia that keeps them all rooted in ThaliaThis is a terrific short novel and one of my favorite McMurtry s However this reread has presented me with a dilemma I ve read the seuel Texasville before but it s been a while and I think I generally liked it I didn t realize that there are three books after that I m tempted to read them all but McMurtry has burned me before with the sub par seuels and preuels to the excellent Lonesome Dove I m on the fence as to whether I should give them a chance or not

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Summary The Last Picture Show Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Larry McMurtry Larry McMurtry ð 5 Read Dition a tradition repsonsible for the sale of over 9 million books This most memorable of McMurtry's. Sonny Duane and Jacy come of age in a dusty Texas town What will happen to them once they graduate high schoolI snagged this for the princely sum of 199 on the Kindle It was worth every pennyAs I said in the teaser The Last Picture Show is a coming of age tale a tale of what happens to people as they get older and drift apart While I never read it before it fit like a favorite t shirtLarry McMurty paints a vivid picture of small town life as Sonny and the rest graduate high school and struggle to find their places in the world Duane wants to marry Jacy Jacy wants to do something that will get the town talking And Sonny wants Duane s girl Nothing really goes the way anyone planned Just like real lifeI thought the three main characters were very realistic depictions of teenagers not just some middle age guy s faded memories of what high school was like and likeable despite their character flaws Sonny in particular was kind of a walking train wreck but I wound up caring about him anyway By the end of the book I was feeling almost as lonesome as he was While all of the characters did some uestionable things everything rang trueMcMurtry s writing has the same bullshitting on the front porch feel Joe Lansdale s does and I have to think he was an influence on Lansdale on some level The Last Picture Show feels a lot like the coming of age stories Lansdale has been writing the last twenty years or so only with less cursingThere were tons of uotable lines All three main characters said stupid things that were a lot like things I would have said back in the dayIf you re looking for a book about friendship love finding your place in the world and a bunch of high school seniors trying to have drunken sex with a heifer look no farther 45 out of 5 stars

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Summary The Last Picture Show Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Larry McMurtry Larry McMurtry ð 5 Read Fans of this Pulitzer Prize winning author will want to read the book that started his bestselling tra. Well this ain t no Lonesome Dove Yes it s penned by the same author and it s set in Texas but that s basically where the similarities begin and end The grand expansive romanticism in LD is nowhere to be found here Neither is the hope for a better life or struggle against punishing weather systems The only element that the characters here are fighting against is lonelinessIt s so bleak it s so dead the life in this small Texan town It s so empty It s so limited Monotonous Rinse and repeatFunnily enough I loved that Or rather it broke my heart but it resonated a deep truth for me I imagine John Updike probably loved this book especially the bedroom scenes between Ruth and Herman Popper Or any scene featuring the incredibly jaded promiscuous Lois drinking from her flaskEveryone in this book is reaching for temporary relief from heartache and invisibility through sex There s a TON of sex in this book some with prostitutes much of it teenage some of it middle age And some of it teenage AND middle ageIt s a near perfect book I think this would have completely had me like completely had it not been for that scene If you ve read it you know what I m talking about If you haven t well let s call it the bovine rape scene in which a gaggle of teenagers wrestle down a blind heifer and fuck her So sorry I spoiled it for you And McMurtry spoiled the book a bit for me too by including this lovely bit of bestiality I m not that easy to shock and I don t think I m naive but I had a really tough time believing a whole bunch of boys would think this is a great idea And two of them being main characters well it made me care a lot less about their fates or feelings knowing this is their idea of fun and not just once this wasn t their first rodeo folks Do I sympathize with people who sodomize animals with their friends Hm not particularly In fact I didn t care a lot about the teenagers here In addition to the moo love the pretty 16 year old Jacey was shallower than a toddler s wading pool Instead my heart went out to the older characters the mothers the wives who had barely managed to get to their 40s without committing suicide Their despair is real Their need to connect even if temporarily is tremendously poignant Their disappointment so far reaching vaster even than the desert landscape traversed by the cowboys of Lonesome Dove


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    Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Larry McMurtry [The Last Picture Show] Download µ Larry McMurtry An American idyll infused with sex and adolescent as well as much adult longing I adored every single page of this fast moving microsociety under a lens type story which depicts the sexual and schoolboy escapades of two friends in a

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    Summary The Last Picture Show Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Larry McMurtry Larry McMurtry ð 5 Read The moment when The Last Picture Show became one of my favorite books occurs on page 75 Larry McMurtry describes an orange bulb glowing over the back seat of a school bus and the amorous activities of the two seniors sitting underneath it but a

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    [The Last Picture Show] Download µ Larry McMurtry Well this ain't no Lonesome Dove Yes it's penned by the same author and it's set in Texas but that's basically where the similarities begin and end The grand expansive romanticism in LD is nowhere to be found here Neither is the hop

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    [The Last Picture Show] Download µ Larry McMurtry Larry McMurtry ð 5 Read Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Larry McMurtry After Lonesome Dove I wanted to see what McMurtry's writing was like when he wasn't invoking the Great West The novel dedicated to the small Texas town where he grew upThe Last Picture Show is a rather bleak look at life in the 50s Sonny is in high school with his best friend Duane and still a virgin In fact the entire book is about the discovery of sex of most of the primary characters I was a bit taken back by the casual mention of sex

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    [The Last Picture Show] Download µ Larry McMurtry Sonny Duane and Jacy come of age in a dusty Texas town What will happen to them once they graduate high school?I snagged this for the princely sum of 199 on the Kindle It was worth every pennyAs I said in the teaser The Last Picture Show is a coming of age tale a tale of what happens to people as they get older and drift

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    [The Last Picture Show] Download µ Larry McMurtry Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Larry McMurtry Larry McMurtry ð 5 Read Best read of the year so far This ladies and gentlemen is what I call a real page turner I couldn’t turn them u

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    Larry McMurtry ð 5 Read [The Last Picture Show] Download µ Larry McMurtry ”The only really important thing that I came in to tell you was that life is very monotonous Things happen the same way over and over again

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    [The Last Picture Show] Download µ Larry McMurtry Summary The Last Picture Show Thalia is a decaying dusty Texas town in with little to offer teenagers Sonny Duane and Jacy They are looking for love experimenting with sex drinking booze and wanting than the town of Thalia can give them This

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    Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ð Larry McMurtry [The Last Picture Show] Download µ Larry McMurtry Larry McMurtry ð 5 Read I cannot understand how this book has received such high ratings It was only the second book I have ever been unable to finish due to pure distaste for it It's described as a coming of age story but all I picked up on was that this is a fucked up town full of fucked up people For instance Duane and Jacy The star couple of

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    Larry McMurtry ð 5 Read [The Last Picture Show] Download µ Larry McMurtry Yes this book was a spotlight on a small town in Texas in the mid 1950's Yes there were some great characters good and bad One year in the life of two friends and the girl they both loved who was rich pretty spoiled and worthless as a

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