Some years ago, my friend Ron Hauge recommended this to me, saying it was the funniest book ever written. That seemed hard to believe.
Ray Midge’s wife Norma has taken off with Guy Dupree in Ray’s car. Ray goes after her to get the car back. This novel contains the most wonderful riff I have ever read, which involves a deer head with a cigarette in its mouth, which I cannot do justice to here. Portis also wrote True Grit, the John Wayne movie remade the right way by the Coen brothers, and three other novels, all of which will be bought by anybody who reads this.