Larry McMurtry


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in Wichita Falls, Texas, The United States
June 03, 1936

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Larry McMurtry was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on June 3, 1936. He is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two essay collections, and more than thirty screenplays.

His first published book, Horseman, Pass By, was adapted into the film "Hud." A number of his other novels also were adapted into movies as well as a television mini-series.

Among many other accolades, in 2006 he was the co-winner of both the Best Screenplay Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for "Brokeback Mountain."

Average rating: 4.17 · 259,382 ratings · 13,946 reviews · 92 distinct worksSimilar authors
Lonesome Dove

4.48 avg rating — 130,609 ratings — published 1985 — 69 editions
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Terms of Endearment

4.15 avg rating — 23,064 ratings — published 1975 — 43 editions
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The Last Picture Show

3.96 avg rating — 12,404 ratings — published 1966 — 40 editions
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Streets of Laredo

3.92 avg rating — 11,084 ratings — published 1993 — 35 editions
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Comanche Moon

4.01 avg rating — 10,127 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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Dead Man's Walk

3.92 avg rating — 10,129 ratings — published 1995 — 29 editions
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Texasville

3.70 avg rating — 3,850 ratings — published 1987 — 22 editions
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Sin Killer (The Berrybender...

3.64 avg rating — 3,757 ratings — published 2002 — 16 editions
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All My Friends Are Going to...

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3.89 avg rating — 2,797 ratings — published 1972 — 19 editions
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Anything for Billy

3.53 avg rating — 2,900 ratings — published 1988 — 23 editions
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“If you want one thing too much it’s likely to be a disappointment. The healthy way is to learn to like the everyday things, like soft beds and buttermilk—and feisty gentlemen.”
Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove

“It ain’t dying I’m talking about, it’s living. I doubt it matters where you die, but it matters where you live.” ~spoken by Augustus McCrae”
Larry McMurtry, Lonesome Dove

“If you wait, all that happens is that you get older.”
Larry McMurtry

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What book would you like to read for the 2017 1st Qtr. Long Read?

 
  68 votes, 27.3%

The Pickwick Papers by Charles Dickens, 801 pages, 1837
 
  42 votes, 16.9%

 
  37 votes, 14.9%

Gravity's Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon, 776 pages, 1973
 
  22 votes, 8.8%

Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry, 945 pages, 1985
 
  20 votes, 8.0%

Shōgun by James Clavell, 1152 pages, 1975
 
  19 votes, 7.6%

 
  17 votes, 6.8%

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, 1168 pages, 1957
 
  15 votes, 6.0%

Sacajawea by Anna Lee Waldo, 1424 pages, 1978
 
  9 votes, 3.6%

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