The Dog of the South

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Ray Midge is waiting for his credit card bill to arrive. His wife, Norma, has run off with her ex-husband, taking Ray's cards, shotgun and car. But from the receipts, Ray can track where they've gone. He takes off after them, as does an irritatingly tenacious bail bondsman, both following the romantic couple's spending as far as Mexico. There Ray meets Dr Reo Symes, the seemingly down-on-his-luck and rather eccentric owner of a beaten up and broken down bus, who needs a ride to Belize. The further they drive, in a car held ...

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bigfrank

Aug 13, 2007

Fun summer read

Don't know exactly how I came up with the idea to get this book - but I'm glad I did. It is a fun read that showcases Portis' distinctive brand of humour. For those of us old enough to remember going to the movies many years ago to see this (with John Wayne starring) it also brought back real memories.

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