Gringos: a novel

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 1, 1991 - Fiction - 269 pages
74 Reviews
Follows the fortunes of Jimmy Burns, an American expatriate living a simple life in Mexico until his peace is shattered by the arrival of a band of hippies seeking psychic happenings and a woman tracking UFO landing sites

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It lacks deep character development and a strong plot. - Goodreads
Good writing, interesting details but not very deep. - Goodreads
Plus there is a happy ending. - Goodreads
It's a great writing lesson. - Goodreads
This Portis fella can really spin a yarn. - Goodreads
Ask anyone who's tried writing like that. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Lundriguez - Goodreads

wonderful writing but the character wasn't very quirky himself and the plot wasn't farcical enough. I can appreciate his overly-detailed tangential cataloging of details alright, but after 200 pages I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bud Smith - Goodreads

I wanna go to Mexico and join a cult. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
21
Section 3
31
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About the author (1991)

Charles Portis lives in Arkansas, where he was born and educated. He served in the Marine Corps during the Korean War. As a reporter, he wrote for the "New York Herald-Tribune" and was also its London bureau chief. He is the author of four other novels, including "Masters of Atlantis," "The Dog of the South," "Norwood," and "Gringos,

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