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Murphy's Romance
Max Schott
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Murphy's Romance

3.0 of 5 stars 3.00  ·  rating details  ·  15 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Hardcover, 129 pages
Published by Borgo Press (first published January 1st 1980)
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Mike (the Paladin)
I ended up mostly skimming through this book, mostly because (in spite of being a tough macho male) I liked the 1985 movie. Oddly I think the writers of the movie must have picked up a totally different book and only thought they were adapting Murphy's Romance to film. The two bear no resemblance to each other... and the movie's better.


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I couldn't finish it. I LOVED the movie and the book is nothing like it. Very disappointing. One of the few times I can say that the movie was way better than the book.
Anita Williamson
I really enjoyed the movie and thought I might try the book. I was prepared for the book to not exactly be like the movie but it wasn't even interesting in its own right. It was essentially about 128 pages of dinner conversation and not even very interesting conversation. The book jacket which is supposed to tantilize your interest in the book struggles to describe what it is about. I also wouldn't call the book Murphy's romance Murphy talking about Ben and Toni getting together.
Schott's work is completely different from the writing I usually enjoy but I feel like reading it has helped me become both a better reader and writer. A strange story of subtle, unnerving obsession with moments of incredible insight.
A cowboy falls in love, she turns him down, he marries her aunt to be near her.
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