All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers

All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers

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by Larry McMurtry
     
 

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Ranging from Texas to California on a young writer's journey in a car he calls El Chevy, All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers is one of Larry McMurtry's most vital and entertaining novels.

Danny Deck is on the verge of success as an author when he flees Houston and hurtles unexpectedly into the hearts of three women: a girlfriend who makes him happy…  See more details below

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Ranging from Texas to California on a young writer's journey in a car he calls El Chevy, All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers is one of Larry McMurtry's most vital and entertaining novels.

Danny Deck is on the verge of success as an author when he flees Houston and hurtles unexpectedly into the hearts of three women: a girlfriend who makes him happy but who won't stay, a neighbor as generous as she is lusty, and his pal Emma Horton. It's a wild ride toward literary fame and an uncharted country...beyond everyone he deeply loves. All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers is a wonderful display of Larry McMurtry's unique gift: his ability to re-create the subtle textures of feelings, the claims of passing time and familiar place, and the rich interlocking swirl of people's lives.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Time Brilliant...funny and dangerously tender.

Boston Herald Larry McMurtry is one of American literature's native treasures.

Southwestern American Literature Richly suggestive. All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers is a document for our times.

The New York Times Book Review Mr. McMurtry's characters are real, believable, and touching...and he is a very funny writer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439128336
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publication date:
06/01/2010
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
231,931
File size:
2 MB

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From the Publisher
Time Brilliant...funny and dangerously tender.

Boston Herald Larry McMurtry is one of American literature's native treasures.

Southwestern American Literature Richly suggestive. All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers is a document for our times.

The New York Times Book Review Mr. McMurtry's characters are real, believable, and touching...and he is a very funny writer.

Meet the Author

Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two collections of essays, and more than thirty screenplays. He lives in Archer City, Texas.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Archer City, Texas
Date of Birth:
June 3, 1936
Place of Birth:
Wichita Falls, Texas
Education:
B.A., North Texas State University, 1958; M.A., Rice University, 1960. Also studied at Stanford University.

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All My Friends Are Going to Be Strangers 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
TheAnonymousDude More than 1 year ago
I'm about half way through All My Friends Are Going To be Strangers and have lost to the will to finish it. I can only take so much of Danny Deck's joyless, unenthusiastic, detached sex life. The appeal of the sociopathic women he supposedly falls in love with escapes me. I dislike most of these characters and don't care what happens to them. The few characters I care about will be ok if they can just get away from the book's insipid protagonist. Why do they put up with him? I don't know! I wish them luck, but I'm calling it quits at Chapter 11.
lorrib More than 1 year ago
this was my first Larry McMurtry book which l read many years ago as a teenager. I LOVE the part where Danny's book is accepted by a Hollywood producer who immediately starts changing the characters and plots--sounds somewhat autobiographical lol. I'm familiar with Houston as well and was transported back there by his poignant descriptions.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was great. I could not put it down, I fell in love with the characters and still have them embedded in my mind after a couple weeks of being finished with it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A very simple theme that has enabled the author to depict a man from a social standing to an isolated and almost vulnerable position.