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Review: Gringos

User Review  - Adam Rabiner - Goodreads

My sense is that Gringos is a guys' novel, like the work of Cormac McCarthy, and I'm curious to see if my wife will get past the first 25 pages. It lacks deep character development and a strong plot ... Read full review

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

The plot here is secondary to Portis' description of the characters and culture of the American expats making up the community of Merida, Mexico. Jimmy Burns, who makes his living doing odd jobs and ... 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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User Review  - Jim Murphy - Goodreads

The book comes off initially as meandering and confusing, with a few laughs and a couple of taut action scenes where the good guy prevails, but so many characters and a directionless plot, a staccato ... Read full review

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User Review  - Comicallyhip - Goodreads

Excellent book; a cross between a funny version of McCarthy, and a Robichaux mystery vibe. Portis rocks more than Clinton Portis. Read full review

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User Review  - Iva - Goodreads

There is true wit (not really trying to make a pun on True Grit) in poking fun of Americans who are mostly out to exploit when living/coming through Mexico. Portis knows how these people behave;they ... Read full review

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User Review  - Matthew Jackson - Goodreads

Great book. Portis is a master. Everyone should read him. I have read all five novels; I think I have read True Grit three times now. Everyone should have to read True Grit once to maintain their United States citizenship. Read full review

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User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

I wavered between a three and four star on this book, but settled on a four star since I would easily recommend the book to a friend. Rust and sweat wafts off the pages of Gringos. This novel makes an ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jim - Goodreads

My 2nd favorite Charles Portis book behind True Grit. I just like his characters and frequently you get an awesome quote. One of my all time favorites was: "...taking an intellectual woman into your ... Read full review


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