The Dog of the South

The Dog of the South

Book - 1999
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Ray Midge, an unemployed underachiever from Little Rock, discovers that his wife has run off with her first husband, Guy Dupree, accompanied by Ray's credit cards and his prized Ford Torino. Guided southwards towards Mexico and beyond by an elongating trail of credit card receipts, Ray sets out in Guy's abandoned and dilapidated 1963 Buick Special to recover his wheels and, almost as an afterthought, his wife.
Publisher: New York : Overlook, 1999, c1979
ISBN: 9781585679317
Branch Call Number: Fiction Portis
Characteristics: 253 p. ; 22 cm


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Jun 30, 2016

A good analysis of the troubled mind of Ray Midge. It's funnier as an audiobook, and don't expect a nice and tidy resolution.

Dec 17, 2013

This was funny, yes, in a somewhat dark way, but it is not great and it is far from the funniest I've ever read (the terms some reviewer used, prompting me to try it).

HRCreads Nov 23, 2013

Es hora de leer Dog of the South again. I read this book every year or so. It never fails to make me laugh at Ray Midge and the characters he encounters, Dr. Reo Symes, afraid of going over a cliff in a Mexican bus, and who can resist a guffaw at the Bible quiz Ray must take with Dr. Symes's ancient mother?! Don't piddle away another year before enjoying this treat.


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