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Horseman, Pass By

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2004

    A Study of Modern Texas

    While some might consider it 'slow and pointless', I would contend that they are simply unable to appreciate the book. McMurtry's story is a wonderful study in the conflicting worlds in contemporary Texas: the modern world, filled with its glitz, glammor, and wantoness (as characterized best by Hud), and traditional Texas, with its hard work, drudgery, and honor (as characterized by Granddad). Caught between the clash is the narrator Lonnnie, not an uncommon position for those of us growing up in Texas, unable to decide down which path we will lead our beloved land.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2013

    1953

    This is Texas I grew up in. I know these characters like I know my own grandparents. McMurtry nails them and their struggle better than anyone could.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2012

    Writing dry - story pointless

    I bought this book because I like the movie 'Hud' which wsa based on this. I thought the novel might be different but it hard to believe the two are the same. Lonnie narrates the book and carries the story but he comes off as a petulent, self-centered redneck. When a life changing event happens - like when Hud kills his grandfather - Lonnie just seems to shrug it off with no remorse because it didn't affect him directly after all he was still alive. the writng is sparse and epsodic and the supporting characters forgettable. This book was written in the 1960's and it hasn't dated well. Do yourself a favor and rent the movie 'Hud" and avoid this pointless exercise in nothingness.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2011

    Best first novel ever

    You cannot read Larr McMurtry without reading this novel!

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  • Posted October 18, 2010

    One of the Best!

    I have been avoiding Larry McMurtry for decades. I think it is because of the mini-series thing. Some of those require a little too much suspension of belief, relying mostly on charming actors to carry the ball. I recently read his Hollywood memoir, in which he not only disowns a lot of the mini-series, but proves to be a charming guy in his own right. So, I took a chance on Horseman, Pass By. Very dark. Not the best book I've ever read, but one of the best I think. If you are expecting light charming reading, probably not so much. But as a work of art, I highly recommend!

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  • Posted March 26, 2010

    Vehicular symbolism

    The twentieth century has brought many technological marvels, from automobiles and airplanes to computers and wireless communication. These advances have all served to bring the world closer, but not without a price. The once vast and unspoiled Western frontier has been compressed and in some cases, eliminated. The cowboy and his way of life, which is so dependent on the isolation afforded by those wide open spaces, is all but gone. Modern vehicles in the book Horseman, Pass By symbolize the disappearance of the cowboy culture and the emergence of an urban society where the horse once reigned supreme.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 1, 2001

    WHAT HAPPENED LARRY?

    This was one pointless book. I felt like I wanted to call Larry McMurtry and ask him to send my money back personally. SLOW and POINTLESS. Save your time and money and skip this book

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