The Last Picture Show

The Last Picture Show

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 03/03/2011
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The Last Picture Show
Powerful, effective writing
When the opening pages vividly describe setting and character you know you are in for something special. This is what McMurtry did in The Last Picture Show... READ MORE
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Sam the Lion runs the pool-hall, the picture house and the all-night café. Coach Popper whips his boys with towels and once took a shot at one when he disturbed his hunting. Billy wouldn't know better than to sweep his broom all the way to the town limits if no one stopped him. And teenage friends Sonny and Duane have nothing better to do than drift towards the adult world, with its temptations of sex and confusions of love.The basis for a classic film, The Last Picture Show is both extremely funny and deeply profound. And, with the eccentrically peopled Thalia, Texas, Larry McMurtry made a small town that feels as real as any you've ever walked around.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141194448
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 191g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm

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