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Review: Gringos

Editorial Review - - 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

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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

Gringos: a novel

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Portis's "gringos'' are a motley bunch of archaeologists, UFO-ologists, New Age mystics, Mormons, teenage runaways, Mayan artifact smugglers, and assorted expatriates floating around the Yucatan ... Read full review

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