Customer Reviews for

The Evening Star

Average Rating 4
( 5 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 4 review with 4 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2006

    The story of an unforgettable woman

    In The Evening Star, Larry McMurtry continues the stories of Aurora Greenway, Patsy carpenter, and Rosie. Emma, Aurora's daughter, has died at the end of Terms of Endearment, and Emma's children are grown up. McMurtry is a master at creating unforgettable characters, and Aurora greenway is one of his most memorable. She has a way of controlling every situation she is in, and her comments and reflections are life often come right out of left field. In this novel, she and her maid, Rosey, move from employer and employee to friends and confidantes, and Patsy carpenter, first introduced to readers in Moving On and a close friend of Emma's, proves to be a worthy adversary of Aurora's as they both are interested in Jerry, the somewhat shallow but attractive therapist. This is not a book to read if you are interested only in fast-moving plots and suspenseful situations, but if you want to meet characters that you may never forget, then I suggest you get to this book right away.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2000

    When in need of a good book, look to the Evening Star!

    There was a pretty big gap in between my reading of Terms of Endearment and The Evening Star. I actually was a little worried I may have forgotten some of the more important plotlines from the first book, but decided to go ahead and start the sequel. I honestly didn't think it could be better than the first one (how often does that happen, anyway?) But, Mr. McMurty, being superb at bringing his characters to life, proved me wrong. One of the better parts of 'Terms' to me had been the different family members storylines, and 'Evening Star' just expands on that. More characters, more touching scenes, and definitely more comedy. If anything, Rosie (Aurora's lifelong maid and friend) becomes more vivid, as close to life-like as a written character can become. I had seen the movie before hand, so I, of course, was expecting certain things to happen. But, the book was certainly better in that no punches were pulled. General Hector Scott's bouts with flashing, we learn a much different fate for Jerry Bruckner (Aurora's love interest and psychiatrist), and there's Aurora's endless string of suitors. I strongly suggest you pick this book up if you enjoyed the first one, or liked wither of the movies. Aurora Greenway is one of the characters that will never fade from memory, she's that little sarcastic voice, well loved, in the back of our heads. Do me a favor, every once in a while, let that voice out, would you?

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 4 review with 4 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 1 of 1