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D has met his true love Rita Lee on a Trailways bus; befriended Edmund B Ratner the second shortest midget in show business and the world's smallest perfect fat man; and helped Joann the chicken with a college education realize her true potential in lif. Another comic highlight Portis is wonderful inimitable He can tell a story about nothing like no one else I know George Saunders has inherited some of this but Saunders can be a little brittle and mannered his characters and situations surreal Portis is interested in all the little details of ordinary not always so bright folks struggling with their drives and limitations their idees fixes and confusion about the world Like many of his other books True Grit Dog of the South this is a story about a uest Norwood s uest to find the man who owes him seventy dollars That seventy dollars drives the story all the way to New York and back through a cast of Portis s usual vivid h

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Norwood By Charles Portis

Out of the American Neon Desert of Roller Dromes chili parlors The Grand Ole Opry and girls who want to live in a trailer and play records all night comes ex marine and troubadour Norwood Pratt Sent on a mission to New York by Grady Fring the Kredit Kin. Charles Portis born in 1933 in the state of Arkansas one time Marine sergeant is an American author best known for his classic Western novel True Grit Such a darn good writer who created eccentric characters and comic plots Part of the American Vintage Contemporaries series published back in the 1980s this road novel by Charles Portis features 23 year old guitar pluckin ex marine Norwood Pratt who lives if you call this living way down in the grit of rural East Texas For me when it comes to road novels the spice is in what prompts hitting the road in the first place and all the encounters on the trip This one penned by Sir Charles is a real doozy Since so much of the co

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G Norwood has visions of speeding across the country in a late model car seeing all the sights Instead he gets involved in a wild journey that takes him in and out of stolen cars freight trains and buses By the time he returns home to Ralph Texas Norwoo. This is the best one to read if you only read one other Portis novel besides True Grit Everyone should read True Grit In a charming first novel Portis establishes his mastery of language in particular the Texarkana vernacular of well chosen detail that goes beyond apparent mundane triviality and really captures the American ambience as well as the human condition and of pitch perfect dialogueNorwood Pratt another one of Portis s strengths is names is the title character a poor ignorant redneck who s also a philosopher and philanthropist After getting a hardship discharge from the Marines when his daddy dies in the early 1960s the disappointed Norwood ret


10 thoughts on “Norwood By Charles Portis

  1. says:

    Charles Portis born in 1933 in the state of Arkansas one time Marine sergeant is an American author best known for his classic Western novel True Grit Such a darn good writer who created eccentric characters and comic plots Part of the American Vintage Contemporaries series published back in the 1980s this road novel by Charles Portis features 23 year old guitar pluckin’ ex marine Norwood Pratt who lives if

  2. says:

    I agonized over whether to give Norwood three or four stars—which tells me three things 1 I’m prone to exaggeration; 2 I really need to get a life; and 3 Goodreads should add half star ratings instead of worrying about retarded mascot contests and adding mostly pointless Facebookish features to the site which inevitabl

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    Here's an eerie coinkydink I finished this almost exactly a year to the day that I finished The Dog of the South Even stranger two years ago at this time I was reading True Grit I guess there's just something about the month of May that makes me yearn for a Portis tale This one Portis's first novel reminded me SO much of The Dog of the South Our hero Norwood Pratt could have been the prototype for Dog's Raymond Earl Midge Both m

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    What can I say about Norwood? I simply adored it Portis writes the most uncluttered prose imaginable and employs a deceptively simple style yet he has the eye of a poet The writing flows with such ease it can sometimes deceive the reader into thinking that the author doesn’t seem to be working very hard at all Simple stream of

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    Phenomenal I don't really know what to say I've been struggling to find a novel lately that completely captured my attention and pulled me fully into its world This one did the trick Norwood hooked me from the first page an

  6. says:

    This is the best one to read if you only read one other Portis novel besides ‘True Grit’ Everyone should read ‘True Grit’In a charming

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    I read this book in three sittings the longest while getting some shading work done a large side piece The three things that stand out is the specificity of the language the dryness of the humor and the protagonist's heroic transformation in s

  8. says:

    been on my rear end with a herniated disc for a week so i turned to my version of comfort food i can see a criticism of portis that experiences his books as really well turned shaggy dog stories a boob wanders off in the world bumps into things wanders home that's or less what happens in all of his novels with some tweaks to the formula alth

  9. says:

    Another comic highlight Portis is wonderful inimitable He can tell a story about nothing like no one else I know George Sau

  10. says:

    If character development is your thing this book will not do for you By the end of the book I was uite certain that Norwood Pratt will be essentially unchanged at 75 I suspect that is one of the main points of the bookThis i

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