In addition to his 29 books, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Larry McMurtry is credited on dozens of screenplays—including the Academy Award-winning Brokeback Mountain.
Horseman, Pass By is a post-World War II classic first published in 1961 and later made into a feature film (Hud, starring Paul Newman). Cattleman Homer Bannon is a walking advertisement for traditional, old-frontier morals—in contrast to his stepson, Hud. Homer’s grandson Lonnie is torn between emotions for his father and grandfather as he struggles to define his own identity.
©1989 Larry McMurtry (P)1995 Recorded Books, LLC
The voice narrative was excellent.
The conflict of generational values.
He was the essence of all the charaters.
Hud and family.
I love McMurtry books, but this one was a very early book my him and it shows it in many ways. It is normal for his books to be slow winders but this one just goes way to far. I hate to say boring but i cannot think of any other word that really fits, so boring will just have to stand. The reader is pretty good and considering what he was given to work with he did a pretty good job. I'll keep this brief and say you could pick another McMurtry to get to know him and just about all of them would work, he really is a excellent writer TODAY.
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