The Last Picture Show

The Last Picture Show

Book - 1999
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The youth of a small town in mid-twentieth-century Texas search for ways to escape boredom and experience life and love.
Publisher: New York : Scribner Paperback Fiction, ©1999.
Edition: 1st Scribner pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780684853864
Branch Call Number: FIC MCMU
Characteristics: 280 pages ; 21 cm


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Few authors paint a picture of Texas in the past as vividly and humorously as Larry McMurtry. Rather than the classic (but daunting) "Lonesome Dove," I recommend "Last Picture Show" which introduces us to a cast of eccentric teenage characters and their discovery of love, sex ... Read More »

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Jul 03, 2015

A sleepy, dusty old town filled with warm and wonderful characters. Frustrations of small town living are in every day and still the people move forward.
Of the three main characters, Duane, Jacy & Sonny, I like Sonny the best. But the lives of all of these characters is poignant and warm as they find their way through their last year of high school and into the world.
I look forward to continuing their stories in Texasville one day soon.

diesellibrarian Jan 15, 2014

A dusty, slightly hopeless journey through the barrenness of coming of age in west Texas, where everyone hits their peak in high school, and it's all downhill from there. Fans of Keith Maillard will appreciate the author's unflinching gaze and southern gothic sensibility.


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