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The Dog of the South by Charles Portis
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Dec 19, 10

Read in August, 2010

Do you revel in self-loathing and megalomania? Do you have utter confidence in your superior code of behavior, even as your decisions and actions heap calamity upon misery and are assailed by all who come in contact with you? Do you take pride in your unassailable morals and ethics, despite ample, mounting evidence of corrupt motives and murky intentions?

You too can be the hero of one of the greatest road-trip novels in American literature!

Charles Portis is a treasure. True Grit is the fantastic Portis book everyone already knows. The Dog of the South is the fantastic Portis book that propels everyone (maybe not everyone, just anyone who is worth talking to) lucky enough to read it to want to devour every other book Charles Portis has ever written.
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