Last Picture Show



Last Picture Show This Is One Of McMurtry S Most Memorable Novels The Basis For The Film Of The Same Name Set In A Small, Dusty Texas Town, It Introduces Jacy, Duane And Sonny, Teenagers Stumbling Towards Adulthood, Discovering The Beguiling Mysteries Of Sex And The Evenbaffling Mysteries Of Love.

10 thoughts on “Last Picture Show

  1. says:

    An American idyll infused with sex 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 small Texas town This is the last time things will be like this, therefore the adjective Last in the title It is exquisite very fun to get through Anecdotal power at its height, L McMurtry should ve won the Pulitzer Prize for this one, perhapsAn American idyll infused with sex 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 small Texas town This is the last time things will be like this, t...

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    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 1.99 on the Kindle It was worth every penny.As 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 shirt.Larry McMurty paints a vivid picture of small town life as Sonny and the rest graduate high school a 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 1.99 on the Kindle It was worth every penny.As 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 shirt.Larry McMurty paints a vivid picture of small town...

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    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 as he does through much of his sometimes poignant, sometimes flagrant, ultimately magnificent coming of age novel published in 1966, the state of being a teenager in the northern plains of Texas of the early 1950s is what McMurtry is writing about In any 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 as he does through much of his sometimes poignant, sometimes flagrant, ultimately magnificent coming of age novel published in 1966, the state of being a teenager in the northern plains of Texas of the early 1950s is what McMurtry is writing about In any other place or time,...

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    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 smonotonous 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 fooThe 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 smonotonous in this part of the country than it is other places, but I don t really know that it may be monotonous everywhere...

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    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 wantingthan the town of Thalia can give them This coming of age novel, set in the 1950s, is populated with eccentric small town characters that hang out at the poolhall, the all night cafe, and the picture show When the theater closes, it s onereason to want to escape this dying town Larry McMurtry does add some ...

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    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 piece of fluff There were some adults in the town who cared enough to listen and try to help.But the overriding theme of this novel is the hopelessness and loneliness of life Apparently the only way to escape from Thalia, Texas was to join the army or di 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 piece of fluff There were some adults in the town who cared enough to listen and try to help.But the overriding theme of this novel is the hopelessness and loneliness of life ...

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    We ve all driven by them on the way to placesimportant small towns in the middle of nowhere with its main street stores now boarded up Maybe there s a gas station you d rather take your chances running out of gas than stop at and a cafe with one or two customers wearing greasy, battered baseball caps You re surprised when you see signs of life in the houses a red geranium in a Mexican pot by the front door How do people live here What do they do all day You speed away before the sm We ve all driven by them on the way to placesimportant small towns in the middle of nowhere with its main street stores now boarded up Maybe there s a gas station you d rather take your chances running out of gas than stop at and a cafe with one or two customers wearing greasy, battered baseball caps You re surprised when you see signs of life in the houses a red geranium in a Mexican pot by the front door How do people live here What do they do all day You speed away before the smell of death settles on you The dying of a way of life that was once vibrant is Larry McMurtry s concern in this book and in most of his other cowboy books There s elements of nostalgia in the book, as clearly some good things are being lost, but the nostalgia is not the sugary kind These small towns are still popula...

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    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 the high school Jacy s family is rich, Duane is poor Jacy s parents don t like Duane, blah blah blah Typical storyline for a rich girl and a poor boy Jacy is thin 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 the high school Jacy s family is rich, Duane is poor Jacy s parents don t like Duane, blah blah blah Typical storyline for a rich girl and a poor boy Jacy is thinking of going all the way with Duane, even though they won t be married until after school Blah blah blah, right Well, at first, I was rooting for Duane, the poor kid who landed the rich girl who doesn t care that he s poor Then, one night Jacy goes to a party with the rich kids Duane is pissed off an...

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    I love this book it has so much sadness, but there s nothing weak or self pitying about any of the characters They just carry on, even without a purpose in their lives Larry McMurtry is a genius at taking stuff that would be unspeakably horrible if it weren t so funny, and then making it really funny One obvious issue no one else has mentioned is the irony that this book was written long before the LONESOME DOVE novels, yet it deals with the Texas that r...

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    Four stars, because I think three is too little, but four is too many I d like to give this one three and a half stars please Generally everything was very nice in this book if a book that reads like a car crash can be said to be nice , and I found myself pretty engaged in the story, but there was something about the book that made me think, yeah I kinda read this one before, maybe not set in a high school football loving Texas town, but still something that I ve read before in a similar but Four stars, because I th...

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