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Review: Gringos

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Joe Hartlaub

Charles Portis is a name that is not going to appear on many lists of favorite authors. There is a good, if simple, reason for this: not enough people have read his work. One of his novels, TRUE GRIT, was made into a film that is wellknown for all the wrong reasons and would not necessarily cause one to go running to seek out the novel on which it was based. The result is that readers have tended ... Read full review

Gringos: A Novel

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

Portis's 1991 comic novel follows protagonist Jimmy Burns, who has expatriated to Mexico to live a quiet existence. Enter a female stalker, Mayan tomb-robbing archaeologists, UFO hunters, and a group looking for psychic happenings. Good, quirky fun. ... Read full review

Review: Gringos

User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

Unique? Unclassifiable? What kind of novel is GRINGOS exactly? Imagine if John D. MacDonald had re-read a bunch of Hemingway, and then had Travis McGee, a few screws loose after his long career of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Simone Lehmann - Goodreads

Spare, sparkling prose about crazy American expats living in Mexico, tinged with Portis's wonderful dryly clever humour. Read full review

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User Review  - Jen - Goodreads

I just stopped caring at some point and didn't finish this one. Read full review

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User Review  - Eija - Goodreads

Kept forcing myself to read this, and then I'd pick up something else that kept me much more interested. Eventually gave up on reading it. Sad. Read full review

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User Review  - louisa - Goodreads

Loved. loved. "You put things off and then one morning you wake up and say--today I will change the oil in my truck." Read full review

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User Review  - Jimmy - Goodreads

voice masterpiece. it never slips, never wavers. a complete character, infinitely fascinating, and that's the whole novel. plus adventure. what a joy to read. Read full review


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