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Review: Gringos

User Review  - Daniel - Goodreads

*** Mild Spoilers*** Charles Portis is the funniest American writer currently at work—I hope. Gringos, published in 1991, seems to be his last entrada, as Doc Flandin calls his voyage into the selva ... Read full review

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User Review  - Colleen - Goodreads

Excellent tale about living in a small town in Mexico in the 1970s and experiencing UFO watchers, freeloading hippies, crazy archeologists, and the usual bogus writers and scam artists. All these ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

I suspect that this is a brilliant novel. I want to reread it immediately, and not just because I liked it. No, because I didn't fully get it. But one problem with these Goodreads reviews is that you ... Read full review

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User Review  - Seingalt - Goodreads

I know Gringos isn't generally rated as highly as Portis's other novels, but I've read it every three or four years since it was first published, and it's probably my favorite of his five books (least ... Read full review

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User Review  - Harriett Milnes - Goodreads

Hilarious. Read full review

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User Review  - Shawn Kerivan - Goodreads

Portis's final novel, dealing with American ex-pats in an improbably tale. In the blurb on the back of the Overlook edition, Roy Blount, Jr. sums up who Portis is: "Charles Portis could be Cormac McCarthy if he wanted to, but he'd rather be funny." Read full review

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User Review  - Guy - Goodreads

Loved the characters. Very enjoyable read. Read full review

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User Review  - Dillon Strange - Goodreads

Another classic by the master. This book is a little larger in scope than his previous ones, but still classic Portis. Jimmy Burns is the hero, a wise cracking reformed thief of Mayan antiquities ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bro_Pair أعرف - Goodreads

Almost as good as Dog of the South, and thus probably Portis's second-best book. Stumbles slightly at the end. Slightly, surprisingly reactionary. But great. Read full review

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User Review  - Liza - Goodreads

Crazy. Weird. Awesome. Hilarious. Think Sun Also Rises meets Indiana Jones set in Mexico. I loved every minute. Read full review


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