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User Review  - encephalical - LibraryThing

Funny at times, but I found it pretty boring overall. The narration was at such an even keel that it didn't feel like anything was ever building to the climax until, hey, here we are. Read full review

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User Review  - blanderson - LibraryThing

Hilarious, witty and written with shocking clarity. A strange, mad-cap romp thru the jungles of Mexico (and the surrounding borders), unearthing Aztec ruins, forgotten cities, oddball conspiracies and ... Read full review

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User Review  - OccassionalRead - LibraryThing

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  - Hagelstein - LibraryThing

Jimmy Burns is a former marine living in Merida, Mexico. He makes a living doing some trucking and locating bail jumpers and missing persons. He used to deal in artifacts but got out of the business ... Read full review

Gringos: A Novel

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

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

User Review  - Not Available - Book Verdict

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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