Dec 04, 2022
The Evening Star
Posted by Larry McMurtry

☆ The Evening Star ☆ Larry McMurtry, The Evening Star, Larry McMurtry, The Evening Star Here old age and death catch up with some beloved McMurtry characters familiar to readers since Terms of Endearment Willful tart tongued Aurora Greenway and her outspoken maid and confidante Rose Dunlup yes are in their s when this book begins Aurora s lover Gen Hector Scott is nearing Their eccentricities have been exacerbated by the passing of years StillHere old age a ☆ The Evening Star ☆ Larry McMurtry - The Evening Star, The Evening Star Here old age and death catch up with some beloved McMurtry characters familiar to readers since Terms of Endearment Willful tart tongued Aurora Greenway and her outspoken maid and confidante Rose Du

  • Title: The Evening Star
  • Author: Larry McMurtry
  • ISBN: 9780671854386
  • Page: 248
  • Format: Paperback
☆ The Evening Star ☆ Larry McMurtry, The Evening Star, Larry McMurtry, The Evening Star Here old age and death catch up with some beloved McMurtry characters familiar to readers since Terms of Endearment Willful tart tongued Aurora Greenway and her outspoken maid and confidante Rose Dunlup yes are in their s when this book begins Aurora s lover Gen Hector Scott is nearing Their eccentricities have been exacerbated by the passing of years StillHere old age a

☆ The Evening Star ☆ Larry McMurtry - The Evening Star, The Evening Star Here old age and death catch up with some beloved McMurtry characters familiar to readers since Terms of Endearment Willful tart tongued Aurora Greenway and her outspoken maid and confidante Rose Du

Ryan Curell

What an odd book Though it s interesting to catch up with Aurora, Rosie and the General, the book is overlong and meanders with several random and meaningless details.Yet, there are some good parts really good, actually Where Terms of Endearment was about a selfish woman who was frustrated by her frilly life being filled with people who underwhelmed her, this is about her actually coming to terms with the frustrations of life, or less accepting them, and trying to find some meaning to it all.Th [...]


Debby

The Evening Star is the sequel to Terms of Endearment I watched Terms of Endearment recently and thought I d read the swquel, which picks up when Emma s kids are grown and all are in some sort of trouble to the dismay of their grandmother, Aurora That sounded intriguing however, that s as good as it got The book just never progressed past Aurora s constant bullying, bitching, bemoaning, or boo hooing about everything and everybody I heard Shirley MacLaine s voice she played Aurora in Terms of En [...]


Freddie

Normally, I d have a problem with McMurtry pulling out the old cancer card yet again, but he does it so matter of factly that it s almost acceptable One minute a character is eating a pig sandwich, and by the next page, she has cancer There isn t a telltale cough or a sudden bout of lethargy Cancer just appears all of a sudden like a mustard stain on your collar As for the rest of the book, it isn t anything special, but it s entertaining enough to hold your attention I still feel compelled to r [...]


Jen

As always with Larry McMurtry, this was a great book I was a little sad at the end that it would be the last time I would read about Aurora Greenway She may be one of the best characters ever written.


Sara Alsup

Once again, I was amazed and thrilled by McMurty s prodigious skills as a writer Not one word is wasted His writing is lean, and holds momentum, and his storytelling is masterful.Just a fantastic read.


Tracee

I m listening to this book in my car It s made me laugh and gasp out loud, and the characters feel as if they re different parts of life for everyone.


Kirsten

Favorite fictional character of all time Aurora Greenaway and I love this book than Terms of Endearment since it focuses on her This is my second favorite Larry McMurtry after Lonesome Dove.


Paul Wilner

This is great, underrated McMurtry


Mark Burris

In Evening Star, which continues the story of Aurora Greenway famously played by Shirley MacLaine in the Terms of Endearment film , I was particularly interested in her memory project To combat what she fears will one day be total forgetfulness, Aurora instead attempts to categorize and file everything, from clippings to photos to scraps of paper Her life has been and remains full, no question, and although we never see or learn of the benefits her project might bring, it struck a chord with me. [...]


Kate

Premise unbelievable Hated the characters from the beginning.


Pbwritr

An extremely long book a rambling story about Aurora, her maid, her grandchildren, and her suitors Halfway through I still couldn t discern any plot or anything other than the shenanigans of these people Rather strange that the author, a male, focuses on the sex lives of women in their seventies or eighties we never know exactly how old they are I read half of this book on a cruise, then picked it up again a few weeks later after reading a review of it online Aurora was apparently about 68 years [...]


Adara

I cried Thanks for the recommendation, Mom I see several people complaining about the book s meandering style But, life is often meandering You are busy going about your daily life and then all of a sudden you realize ten years has passed I also see people have complained about the end of the book and how the writing style changed I believe this was on purpose As Aurora grew older, her ability to communicate was diminished The style of the last chapter represents this I would have given the book [...]


Kris - My Novelesque Life

3.5 STARS McMurtry takes us deep into the heart of Texas, and deep into the heart of one of the most memorable characters of our time, Aurora Greenway along with her family, friends, and lovers in a tale of affectionate wit, bittersweet tenderness, and the unexpected turns that life can take This is Larry McMurtry at his very best warm, compassionate, full of comic invention, an author so attuned to the feelings, needs, and desires of his characters that they possess a reality unique in American [...]


AJ

The follow up to Terms of Endearment I read it I wasn t totally emotionally invested in it, but I read it all and enjoyed it Actually, now that I think about it, of all of the books I have read since, there is a line in the last few pages of this book that has endured It s funny how that happens You enjoy a book, sure You read it quickly and move on, it wasn t really a momentous time in your reading history, but for some reason it still tugs at you This is how I would describe this book It will [...]


Michael

Not McMurtry s finest hour I have read and enjoyed other of the author s novels and I know he can tell a compelling story with interesting characters This isn t it.Irritating characters with too much sadness, crying, and violence And the novel is much too long for the meager story Perhaps if you are a die hard Terms of Endearment fan I wasn t you will enjoy this sequel All others beware.


Lynn Demsky

An enduring story that continues after Terms of Endearment with the same characters just being older they re all as looney as they used to be although a bit, maybe, understanding book is really well written and I would recommend reading Term of Endearment first and both are 100 percent then the movies Each character is just so well defined, feel like you re right there with them, cried at the ending


Paul Parsons

McMurtry s 17th book, published in 1992, with the same formula as previous works matriarchal older woman, hapless older male, and a cast of dysfunctional adult children A bit hard to read as McMurtry changes points of view frequently and without warning for 637 pages Nevertheless, the reader grows attached to the main characters and grieves with them as they deal with loss and their own mortality Probably a good read for octogenarians.


Andy Neilson

McMurtry creates the best characters and uppity River Oaks momzilla Aurora Greenway is his magnum opus Her corneas could swallow universes Unfortunately the story here is a bit threadbare, but it s still fun reading Avoid the awful film version at all costs it tries so hard to recreate and outdo the tenderness and tragedy of its predecessor, Terms of Endearment, that instead it comes off as a cement truck dumping mountains of sugar into a demitasse.


Mark Darrah

Larry McMurtry should have been kicked out of the guild with the publication of this book.McMurtry wrote himself into a hole, didn t know what to do, chose a terrible solution, and wrote one of the worst endings in American fiction If he had been a 2.99er do it yourself author at , it might be understandable McMurtry, though, knows how to great a great novel.This wasn t one and should be avoided.


Ronald C.

Reading most of this book was a slog It was not until the last 200 pages that it became interesting Prior to that, it was mainly about characters, usually past middle age, who were unhappy with their lives and were constantly bickering with each other The last sections of the book made up for first part and, as I read it, sailed along.


Carol

I liked the main character s attitude toward aging The plot revolved around a mix of relationships with friends and family that showed the good, the bad and the crazy In many places, however, it read like a movie script which I understand it was I ll have to put the movie on my to watch list.


Dennis

This should really be titled Aurora and Rosie Get Laid and mostly not enjoying it because this is the substance of the book two septugenarians sleeping with younger men and complaining about them The peripheral characters family, friends, lovers are just spin offs of a bad Eudora Welty novel and hardly worth talking about Had its merits nothing I d advise anyone to waste 600 pages on.


Kate Stone

This book wasting I d never read the first book I believe this is a sequel, and I kind of wish I had, I think it would ve made me interested in the characters It seemed to me that the main character in this book was selfish, confused, and somewhat of a wack job Maybe it s just me, but I ll just say this was okay.


Kerry

This book was amazing Aurora Greenway continues to be her overpowering yet gracious self in this sequel to Terms of Endearment As in all McMurtry books I ve read, The Evening Star is rife with life, death, love and sorrows If I say anything else I will be giving something away.


Mitchell

I loved this book I loved that he wrote a book continuing with the life of the ever selfish Aurora I don t know what it is about McMurtry, but he always makes me fall in love with his characters There is something about his female characters that always knocks me out.


Susanna

I read the book over 20 years ago I have to admit the only thing that kept me reading the book was the reference s to actual Houston locations I am a 2nd generation native Houstonian I am glad I finished the book The last chapter was amazing B


Lenore

I love the way Larry McMurty writes Nothing will ever beat his series that started with The Last Picture Show except maybe Gus and Woodrow in Zeke and Ned and Lonesome Dove This book was not his finest but was still an enjoyable read.


Tim

I was really dissapointed in this book I like McMurtry as an author Every male character is weak Auora, the main character, is so self absorbed I wanted to scream at her I couldn t wait to finish it I didn t come around until the last 50 pages.


Toesnorth's mom

good


Cjbeavers

A little too drawn out for my liking, felt like the last 20 pages were trying to close out a lot of details.



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