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When the Light Goes by Larry McMurtry
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Oct 15, 07

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Read in October, 2007

The fourth book in the series that includes Last Picture Show, Texasville, and Duane's Depressed. Very short, and poignant. Taking place in the months immediately after the events described in Duane's Depressed, this book describes Duane Moore's efforts to renew himself sexually while he deals with the aftermath of a heart attack. There is a ton of sex in this novel, more than McMurtry usually includes. At times it reads like a laidback Penthouse Forum letter, written for an AARP generation. There are some very funny parts, because McMurtry is great with understated humor, and these characters and the situations they find themselves in are inherently funny. But this wasn't quite as good Texasville or Duane's Depressed.

I read a large print unabridged version cheked out from the Seal Beach, CA library.
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