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The Dog of the South by Charles Portis
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Feb 01, 2011

it was amazing

This is not just one of the best books I've read in a while, it is one of the best books I've ever read.

Raymond Midge's wife, Norma, leaves him to run off with his former co-worker, Guy Dupree. Midge is a 26-year-old fellow who has quit his job on the copy desk at the newspaper to go back to college. He decides to follow the lovers and attempt to get his car back (the Torino they took with them). They also took his American Express card, and once the statement arrives, he decides to track them using the credit card receipts and driving Dupree's old Buick that the lovers left behind.

This book made me laugh out loud over and over again. It is hilarious. None of the characters are quite what they seem on first meeting, and the conversations are sublime.

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