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Review: Gringos

User Review  - Aaron Arnold - Goodreads

When I first finished the book I was vaguely disappointed. True Grit is sui generis, but of the "spiritual trinity" of Norwood, The Dog of the South, and this one, I thought the picaresque structure ... Read full review

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User Review  - Josh - Goodreads

Charles Portis, the author of True Grit, writes here about American expatriates in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico through the first-person narration of Louisiana native Jimmy Burns. (Without meaning to, I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Erin - Goodreads

This Portis fella can really spin a yarn. A meandering tale, but the book is spot on and didn't drag or run off course. I read it in 24 hours. The main character is highly likable, and the rest of the lot ridiculous and entertaining. I would definitely read another by him. Read full review

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User Review  - Kobe Bryant - Goodreads

I like that Doc wanted to die out there on a dig with a little statue in his mouth Read full review

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

Charles Portis, author of the more familiar "True Grit", tells this tale of Americans (Gringos) running around the Yucatan during the heyday of Mayan archaeology. I enjoyed this book, a good story can be told without graphic violence, over-the-top profanity, and/or gratuitous sexuality. Read full review

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User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

His best yet (among what I've read). Great stuff Read full review

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User Review  - Tyler Smith - Goodreads

Plenty of hilarious moments, but not Portis's best stuff. Too long. Read full review

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User Review  - Timothy Riley - Goodreads

I wanted to read this book because it is set in the Yucatan where I've been several times. Much of the book is set amongst Mayan ruins and the author knows the basics about Mayan culture and weaves it ... Read full review

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User Review  - Christopher - Goodreads

Portis describes the aftermath of a shooting (don't worry, bad dude who had it coming) with "I wasn't used to seeing my will so little resisted, having been in sales for so long." On top of this, I am ... Read full review

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User Review  - Paul - Goodreads

I've now read every Charles Portis novel there is to read. Portis, like Patrick O'Brian, is an author to be read again and again, but it's still sad there isn't anything new for his fans. In an ... Read full review


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