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Norwood 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 King, 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, Norwood 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 life. New Download [ Norwood ] author [ Charles Portis ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. 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 co Charles Portis, born in 1933 in the state of Arkansas, one time Marine sergeant, is an American author best...

  2. 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 inevitably cause that damnable Alice picture Bertrand...

  3. 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 men are earnest and plain spoken, single minded in their 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 m...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 dialogue.Norwood Pratt another one of Portis s strengths is names is the title character, a poor, ignora 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 vernac...

  6. 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 and never let go The characters are quirky without being stupidly over the top The dialogue is wonderfully Southern without being overwrought It s a perfect little novel you really could read in a single sitting It took me two sittings One thing that struck me about thi 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 and never let go The characters are quirky without being stupidly over the top The dialogue is wonderfully Southern without being overwrought It s a perfect little novel you really could read in a single sitting It took me two sittings One thing that struck me about this novel I must say is its prodigious yet fascinatingly casual use of the n word for a book published in 1966 I nkow the book is set in the mid 1950s, but I still found it to be a bold but to my mind certainly not racist move during the ascendancy of the Black Power movement It certainly would have been the way these characters would have talked and it s fascinating to see the moments when certain characters stra...

  7. 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 spite of making bad decisions at every turn Norwood conducts himself with propriety, which, sad to say, makes him something of a throwback, yet one would be hard pressed to call him good natured In life, I run from these kinds of people guided by othe 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 spite of making bad decisions at every turn Norwood conducts himself with propriety, which, sad to say, makes him something of a throwback, yet one would be hard pressed to call him good natured In life, I run from these kinds of people guided by other people s perceptio...

  8. 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 littlebrittle and mannered, his characters and situationssurreal 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 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 littlebr...

  9. If character development is your thing, this book will not do for you By the end of the book, I was quite certain that Norwood Pratt will be essentially unchanged at 75 I suspect that is one of the main points of the book.This is a great road story about a Texarkanan Odysseus Some of the prose is memorable they had moved a lot, back and forth along U.S Highway 82 in the oil fields and cotton patc...

  10. Funnier than throwing a hardboiled egg into an electric fan, this reads like the bastard son of Flannery O Connor and John Fergus Ryan.