The Last Picture Show

The Last Picture Show

Book - 1966
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"'The Last Picture Show' is one of Larry McMurtry's most powerful, memorable novels--the basis for the enormously popular movie of the same name. Set in a small, dusty, Texas town, 'The Last Picture Show' introduced the characters of Jacy, Duane, and Sonny: teenagers stumbling toward adulthood, discovering the beguiling mysteries of sex and the even more baffling mysteries of love. Populated by a wonderful cast of eccentrics and animated by McMurtry's wry and raucous humor, 'The Last Picture Show' is wild, heartbreaking, and poignant--a coming-of-age novel that resonates with the magical passion of youth.
Publisher: New York : Dial Press, 1966.
ISBN: 9780684853864
Call Number: MCMURTRY
Characteristics: 280 p. ; 22 cm
Subjects: Western fiction.
Self-actualization (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Teenage boys -- Texas -- Fiction.


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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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