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Cadillac Jack by Larry McMurtry
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Aug 02, 11

Read from July 25 to August 02, 2011

Love Larry Mc Murtry in general and he writes really engaging and entertaining descriptions, but there's very little plot to this book. Enjoyable enough, but not crazy in love with it.

Mc Murtry seems to suffer from the disease that many modern male authors suffer from, all his female characters are pale carbon copies of Brett Ashley. It became mildly frustrating because every time he introduced a new female character and described her personality I thought, nope, there are no actual women like that. But, in his defense, this is a common problem. Maybe he writes women the way men think of them or want to think of them. Not sure. But they're all oddly emotionless and calculating or way too emotional and calculating.

I do wonder what the popular female writer equivalent is to Brett Ashley syndrome. Rhett Butler maybe...?

I did very much enjoy the passages where he describes the discovery and purchase of antiques. That part he nailed.
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