The Dog of the South (Google eBook)
Ray Midge is waiting for his credit card bill to arrive. His wife, Norma, has run off with her ex-husband, taking Ray's cards, shotgun and car. But from the receipts, Ray can track where they've gone. He takes off after them, as does an irritatingly tenacious bail bondsman, both following the romantic couple's spending as far as Mexico. There Ray meets Dr Reo Symes, the seemingly down-on-his-luck and rather eccentric owner of a beaten up and broken down bus, who needs a ride to Belize. The further they drive, in a car held together by coat-hangers and excesses of oil, the wilder their journey gets. But they're not going to give up easily.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JPDCompendium - LibraryThing
Charles Portis, author of True Grit, is a master of understated mirth. The Dog of the south takes the reader on a joyride of misadventure in a vehicle with all parts bandaged. Ray Midge, an easy-going ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - blanderson - LibraryThing
Blood Meridian meets the Simpsons, highlighting the different roles people search for in the world. I guess the only complaint is that the topic lacks weight, in that it doesn't seem eager to ask the ... Read full review