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Larry McMurtry
Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove. His other works include two collections of essays, three memoirs, and more than thirty screenplays, including the coauthorship of Brokeback Mountain, for which he received an Academy Award. His... show more



Larry McMurtry is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove. His other works include two collections of essays, three memoirs, and more than thirty screenplays, including the coauthorship of Brokeback Mountain, for which he received an Academy Award. His most recent novel, When the Light Goes, is available from Simon & Schuster. He lives in Archer City, Texas.

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Birth date: June 03, 1936
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Lillelara
Lillelara rated it 10 months ago
I spent the last eight weeks with the Hat Creek Cattle outfit, going with them on their epic adventure, a cattle track from Texas to Montana. And what a journey it was. At times funny, at times exciting and at times heart breaking. This book made me feel so emotional and I caught myself welling up w...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it 2 years ago
On one hand, Ceremony is a well-told tale and an intriguing story. It is the kind of story that hasn't been told enough and so needs to exist. On the other, Ceremony is a cerebral read that feels slightly inauthentic and is arranged in a jarring manner (flashbacks galore) that makes the story diffic...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 3 years ago
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 ...
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it 3 years ago
Some years ago, my friend Tressa finally convinced me to read a western and that book was Lonesome Dove. It is now one of my favorite books of all time. Recently, I signed up for Audible, (to get a free audiobook, if I'm to be completely honest), and when I went to cancel the trial, they convince...
Bookish Blerd
Bookish Blerd rated it 3 years ago
I would give it 10 stars if I could!This is one of the best books I've ever read. No wonder it won a Pulitzer!It was beautifully written. So much so that I felt as if I was transported back into that time period.I saw the film long before I even knew it was a book and I can say they got the castin...
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