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The Movie Lover's Tour of Texas by Veva Vonler
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it was amazing
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Reading for the 2nd time. Most recently started November 20, 2020.

This charming book, written by a university lecturer on writing and confessed movie devotee, combines literary panache with homespun folksiness. The book is divided into seven sections, each devoted to one region of Texas. In each are descriptions and reviews of specific movies, focusing on the sites and features that are real-life Texas. It's a combination travelogue/movie review book. If you're planning a driving trip through some part of Texas, this book would be an excellent companion. In addition to pointing out movie locations, it identifies local points of interest and the best places to eat and stay, especially in some of the small towns.

You aren't going to want to read this book straight through. The content in each section is much the same, although on different movies and towns. If you're a fan of old westerns, this book could serve as a source for finding a gem you overlooked. Maybe you can find it on Netflix or your local library. The indexes in the back are helpful. There's one on movie titles and another on location names.
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