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About the Author
- Publication date : May 24, 2010
- File size : 384 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 306 pages
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster; Reprint edition (May 24, 2010)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B003NE6HCU
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #289,835 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Some have criticized this book as having no plot. But this is a fictional autobiography. It goes with the flow of Nellie's life. Lives don't usually follow the dramatic pacing of fiction. True, the story is a bit contrived, but that's what makes it interesting, often humorous. It was certainly possible that Nellie had met many of the characters that she met. Agreed, it wasn't always plausible.
Mc Murtry chooses the very eventful (in wild west lore) years of 1876 and 1881 on which to focus much of Nellie's experiences. A bit of a history buff, I found myself checking into historical events that didn't quite seem to line up with Nellie's story (for instance, Buffalo Bill's show actually began in 1883, not 1881 when Nellie left Nebraska, the show already supposedly in full swing, and Dodge City wasn't a ghost town when Nellie passed through it that same year), but this is a fictitious autobiography. When I tell my story someday, my memory probably won't be accurate, either. I'll allow the fictitious Nellie her incorrect memories. Even her embellishments.
I recommend this book in the unabridged Audio CD form.
McMurtry is truly a master of the character,his books live ,I am truly hooked on his work
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P.S. Dass im Hörbuch Annie Potts der Protagonistin kraftvoll und "gestanden" liest, macht die Handlung leider nicht besser...