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Review: Gringos

User Review  - Adam - Goodreads

Cut from similar cloth as the author's Dog in the South, a story of ex-patriots (American) living on the Guatemala/Mexico border, and they are a truly eccentric bunch. Plot elements are wispy (another ... Read full review

Review: Gringos

User Review  - Jeff Tucker - Goodreads

If Charles Portis wrote a grocery shopping list I would enjoy reading it. No one else writes quite like him. I do understand that he's not for everyone. It takes a certain type of reader to appreciate ... Read full review

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User Review  - Woody Lewis - Goodreads

Another Portis classic, more laconic humor in exotic locations. Read full review

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User Review  - Wes Moerbe - Goodreads

Portis writes the way I wish I could. Gringos may be his most charming work. His charactors are absurd, but very familiar. The protagonist, Jimmy, must navigate relaxed attitude towards...everything ... Read full review

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User Review  - Greg - Goodreads

fun South of the Border stuff, good narration, and sleazy main character. the post-True Grit Portis revival has me hooked! Read full review

Review: Gringos

User Review  - Lars Guthrie - Goodreads

If you only want to read one Portis novel, make it, of course, 'True Grit.' Two, add 'Norwood.' Three, it's 'Gringos.' Portis writes with an unassuming air. Nothing monumental going on, except perhaps ... Read full review

Review: Gringos

User Review  - Andrew - Goodreads

Last Portis book I hadn't read. Guy rules, and that isn't really taking True Grit into account, which is kind of a separate beast. (Also great, though.) Read full review

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User Review  - Craig Brantley - Goodreads

I really enjoyed this novel. I was trying to read McCarthy's “Blood Meridian”, but just had too much Christmas spirit left for such a macabre tale. “Gringos” hit the spot. Light hearted, an interesting enough story line and a touch of drama. I'll be reading more Portis. Read full review

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User Review  - Steve - Goodreads

Charles Portis is hilarious, creates good characters and writes like a Southern demiurge. What else do you want? Read full review


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