Gringos: a novel

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 1, 1991 - Fiction - 269 pages
66 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
It's got everything for a good yarn. - Goodreads
This Portis fella can really spin a yarn. - Goodreads
Ask anyone who's tried writing like that. - Goodreads
Unfortuately it doesn't seem to have much of a plot! - Goodreads

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User Review  - Jeff Jackson - Goodreads

Charles Portis: the most underrated comic writer in America. This doesn't scale the heights of his masterwork DOG OF THE SOUTH, but it's enjoyable to accompany his eccentric characters as they drink ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jeanne Murphy - Goodreads

This is a well- written book with some interesting characters. Unfortuately it doesn't seem to have much of a plot! The story meandered about for 121 pages, at which point I got tired of waiting for a ... 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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