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The Dog of the South by Charles Portis
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Nov 06, 2010

really liked it

I'd never read any Portis. Got a recommendation from a trusted source, found this book at my branch library, and read it in 2 days. I'll be reading all of his other stuff in short order.

Portis has a tremendous sense of humor, and this book is steeped in a thoroughly '70s sensibility that put me in mind of Barry Hannah, albeit with less intensity and edge. So yeah, he's right up my alley.

Portis is best known for writing "True Grit," on which the famous John Wayne movie was based. The Coen brothers are about to release their re-make of "True Grit," which may give Portis a little attention in the near future. Anyway - I highly recommend this book and this writer.

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