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On Oct 7, 2010, pbpunk said
My review of Books by Larry McMurtry(2 stars)This is a book I CAN put down rather easily. It has no "juice". Reminds me of an inferior iteration of a W.S. Burroughs cut-up job, randomly incomplete snippets of a bookman's life. I'm about halfway through Books and I am finding it quite lacking on so many levels. McMurtry just gets started with something of interest, and poof, he moves on to something else, almost fascinating, only to leave his reader once again in the dust. It's maddening. Of course I can't stop reading it right in the middle so I will continue through to the end, although I know I will regret losing another hour to finish it.Learning of his early upbringing with no books in the house, I was hooked. When he begins to tell of his growing passion for books, and his fear that this would be a narrative of interest only to others with a similar passion, I became excited to read more. McMurty does not deliver. Rather than holding my attention and awe, I find "books" to have devolved after the first few chapters into something quite dreadful and boring.An author with the ability to write as McMurtry does has cheated an audience he alone might have held in the palm of his hand. Rather than caress fellow bookmen like some fine leather tome he might hold in high regard, he has relegated us to the remainder pile, covers removed...no love at all. It is a shame, as I am certain the depth of his real life in books is far more interesting than the poorly rendered skin of what he has provided here.I noticed McMurtry split up his memoirs into 3 parts. Reeks of over-commercialism, and I already feel like it won't be worth the time to read the other 2. After reading the reviews for those, I definitely won't purchase either of them.

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2008
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008. Book. Very Good +. Hardcover. Signed by Author(s). First Edition/First Printing. A square solid tight carefully read copy. This copy has a bit of soil on the top edge of the text block, several pages that are ceimped on the bottom edge. THIS COPY IS IN MY POSSESSION AND NORMALLY SHIPS NEXT DAY. .… Read more about this item
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by Larry McMurtry

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2008
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N/A, July 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. Used - Good. Previous owner made a line with sharpie across top pages, otherwise in good shape.
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 2008. A story of the author's passion for books. 259pp.. First Edition. Paper-Covered Boards. Nearly Fine/Fine. Octavo.
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New York and Archer City, TX: Simon and Schuster and Three Dogs Books, 2008. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. The most substantial of McMurtry's topical memoirs, this about bookselling (the others were about writing and Hollywood). This is the Three Dog Books issue, limited to 100 numbered copies signed by the author below an ink-stamp limitation statement. Three… Read more about this item
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Simon & Schuster, 2008. Book. Fine. Hardcover. Presentation By Author. 1st Edition. Fine Copy in like Jacket.First Edition.Full Numberline.$24.00 on flap.Autobiography6 of the Author and Books.Presentation Copy."For Michael & Wurvi Dunn with thanks Larry."Awesome Copy..
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NY: Simon and Schuster, 2008. Second printing INSCRIBED BY LARRY MCMURTRY to this bookseller. I once sold one of McMurtry's own books to him (copy of the invoice laid in). I included this book in the package with a note asking him to sign it for me which he graciously did. Fine in a fine dust jacket with protective mylar… Read more about this item
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New York: Simon and Schuster, 2008. First edition. Hardcover. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. In this work of extraordinary charm, grace, and good humor, McMurtry recounts his life as both a reader and a writer, how the countless books he has read worked to form his literary tastes, while giving us a lively look at… Read more about this item
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New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008. Book. Fine. Hardcover. 259 pp, list of books by McMurtry; cream, red boards; fine, 8vo; near fine priced dust jacket. Books include Dead Man's Walk, Buffalo Girls, Last Picture Show & Leaving Cheyenne..
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Simon & Schuster, Simon & Schuster. 2008, 259pp. Illustrated. Hardcover, with dust jacket. In very good condition. "In an intimate and intriguing memoir, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lonesome Dove recounts his lifelong love affair with books, from his largely "bookless" boyhood and discovery of literature as a young man, to the evolution of his writing career and his… Read more about this item
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Books: A Memoir

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Simon & Schuster, 2009 8vo (20 cm), [10], 259, [3] pp. Laminated wrappers (minor shelf-wear). "Spanning a lifetime of literary achievement, Larry McMurtry has succeeded at a wide variety of genres, from coming-of-age novels, such as The Last Picture Show to the reinvention of the "Western" on a grand scale like the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove. Here at last is… Read more about this item
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