The Last Picture Show

The Last Picture Show

A Novel

eBook - 2018
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“McMurtry is an alchemist who converts the basest materials to gold.” — New York Times Book Review

The Last Picture Show (1966) is both a rambunctious coming-of-age story and an elegy to a forlorn Texas town trying to keep its one movie house alive. Adapted into the Oscar-winning film, this masterpiece immortalizes the lives of the hardscrabble residents who are threatened by the inexorable forces of the modern world.

Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, 2018
Copyright Date: ©1966
ISBN: 9781631493607
1631493604
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (246 pages)

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FVReader
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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Mar 18, 2018

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