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When the Light Goes

When the Light Goes

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by Larry McMurtry

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In this masterful and often surprising sequel to the acclaimed Duane's Depressed, the Pulitzer Prize- and Oscar-winning author of Lonesome Dove has written a haunting, elegiac, and occasionally erotic novel about one of his most beloved characters. Duane Moore first made his appearance in The Last Picture Show and, like his author, he has aged

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When the Light Goes 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very disappointing. I've grown used to settling down with a Larry McMurtry novel for a long, rich read. If you've read the reviews, you've pretty much read the book here. Take out the gratuitous sex and rehashing of previous books, and it could have been an essay. Maybe it should have been combined with the next volume (Rhino Ranch) to make an actual book.
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Tigerpaw70 More than 1 year ago
Book 4 in the "Last Picture Show" series This is an epic in the Duane Moore's saga...now 64 he is set for his last hurrah before the lights go out.. This novel is a funny and erotic tale of a man who has aged but has not lost his taste for life. The story opens with Duane back from a trip from Egypt and still wondering if he can find happiness and solace in his hometown. His prospects improve when he meets the young, attractive and seductive Annie Cameron who was hired by his son Dickie to work at the Thalia office..... Another boost for his libido happens when his psychiatrist Honor Carmichael, a person he has the hots for, decides to use sex therapy to stimulate his desires....It works wonders on Duane... ...and the details are comical and entertaining for the reader...I am not going any further....lol This story is written to highlight every old man's fantasy...and reads like an X-rated novel. The only thing driving the characters are their interest in sex and Duane is the lucky man who gets the gorgeous 26 year old virgin and a rump in the sack with a lesbian psychiatrist.. The prose is vivid and the lust is very explicit in its details, not much left to the imagination. Where was the ingenious literary work in this one.... Ok I admit I read every word....but does Duane have a life outside the bedroom. Although Larry McMurtry is a prolific writer and his reputation precedes him, my first experience reading him left me disappointed, nonetheless I plan reading more of his accomplishments to see how diversified a writer he is.
c0093k More than 1 year ago
Very good book
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I have to agree with Bart. While I could not wait for a new book about Duane and the gang, I can not say it fulfilled my wishes. Still a great read 'what book from McMurtry isn't' I guess just not the ending for Duane I was looking for. Kind of seemed scattered and off the mark. None the less, I appreciate the conclusion. I laughed and cryed with all in the complete series. Many thanks for the books go out to Larry.