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The Last Picture Show

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Summary and critique of 'The Last Picture Show' by Larry McMurtry.

¿The Last Picture Show¿ by Larry McMurtry is about a sixteen-year-old boy, Sonny Crawford, set in the 1950¿s. Sonny and his best friend Duane live in Thalia, Texas, a very small, boring town; and they just try to find fun wherever they can. They have a lot of exciting,...
¿The Last Picture Show¿ by Larry McMurtry is about a sixteen-year-old boy, Sonny Crawford, set in the 1950¿s. Sonny and his best friend Duane live in Thalia, Texas, a very small, boring town; and they just try to find fun wherever they can. They have a lot of exciting, adolescent adventures together; but when life and other distractions get in their path, it leaves both of them feeling very lonely and depressed. The author, Larry McMurtry, is an outstanding author. He did an awesome job at portraying the theme which is terrible things can happen to anyone. Sonny and his best friend go through many hardships such as friends dying, things changing, and them being loyal to each other. The characters in the book are very realistic which always makes a book better.

posted by Anonymous on April 27, 2005

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Man Cannot Live on Plot Alone

I am giving this book 3 stars because I reserve 4 stars for great books and 5 stars for perfect books. Having grown up in Texas, I expected McMurtry to more fully capture the sweet nostalgia of southern adolescence. The book is character-driven, yet somehow lacks the ...
I am giving this book 3 stars because I reserve 4 stars for great books and 5 stars for perfect books. Having grown up in Texas, I expected McMurtry to more fully capture the sweet nostalgia of southern adolescence. The book is character-driven, yet somehow lacks the degree of emotion that would have made it truly great. Also, there's a whole lotta' sex, and a lot of it is not 'sexy' sex (if you've read this, I'm talking about the cow scene and the Mexico scene). The characters are basal and, for the most part, one dimensional. I realize I'm knocking what many consider a fine American novel but after hearing my professors sing the praises of the great Larry McMurtry, I was a bit let down. If you read this book, please don't assume that Texas really is a vast wasteland of tiny towns populated by bored teenagers with a penchant for blind heiffers.

posted by Anonymous on October 1, 2006

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2003

    ...The Last Picture Show...

    This book was interesting and sexual in nature. This illustrated young adolescents growing up. The last picture show is a true demonstration of how life can throw curb balls your way at any time. I although there is strong sexual content throughtout the book, it describes in great detail on every aspect.Truly a great novel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2002

    small town Amreica

    This book is a powerful book we must consider the era it was written in. Some of these things were never spoken about. I find Sonny a appealing charter in the book and Jacy your usual rich snob. Loi is your likeable town slut

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    Posted October 15, 2011

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