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Books - Larry McMurtry
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781416583349 (1416583343)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 259
Edition language: English
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teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
1.0 Of interest if you're a book shop owner/book buyer.
Perhaps better known for his other works of 'Lonesome Dove', co-authoring the screenplay for 'Brokeback Mountain', McMurtry tells the tale of his relationship to books. Specifically, his years as a book buyer/scout, bookshop owner, how he came to love books, etc. We get a short overview of his early...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it
2.0 Books: A Memoir
There were so many things I didn't like about this book, yet I still couldn't stop reading it. I've not read any of McMurty's other books, although his bibliography is certainly impressive, but I have to believe they were not written in the same style as Books: A Memoir. If they are, I'm missing ...
gavingrant
gavingrant rated it
2.0 Books: A Memoir
Not a great book and likely of little interest even to the those people I'd imagine the core potential audience to be: booklovers and McMurtry fans. For bibliophiles there isn't enough detail—there are barely any stories about his stores, just recited facts ("... we bought this store on this date, t...
Constantly Moving the Bookmark
Constantly Moving the Bookmark rated it
4.0 Books
Mr. McMurtry is a celebrated novelist (Leaving Cheyenne, The Last Picture Show), an Academy Award winner screenwriter (The Last Picture Show, Hud) and a well-known bookseller. As the title suggests this book is focused on his career as a bookseller. He divulges quite a few “insider” secrets about ...
DesireesShelves
DesireesShelves rated it
Lots of disjointed rambling. I do enjoy reading about books scouts and/or collectors, so I did like this one. A quick and easy read, nothing very memorable here.... I used to do a lot of scouting in the past and loved every minute of it. Those days have past as more and more used bookstores permanen...
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