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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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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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