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Book Title: Some Can Whistle|
The author of the book: Larry McMurtry
Edition: Simon Schuster
Date of issue: November 12th 2002
ISBN 13: 9780743230162
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As “All My Friends are Going to be Strangers,” the predecessor to “Some Can Whistle,” is punctuated by constant movement and restlessness, stagnation and resignation characterizes the second book in the series.
Just like some people have the genes to roll their tongue and some don’t, some people have the ability and capacity to live life, and some don’t. Danny Deck doesn’t have it, his daughter, T.R., does. He can’t connect to anyone, and she seems to haphazardly connect to everyone, even if it leads her down many wrong paths.
As a character, Danny Deck is still obtusely lovable. He stands in awe of working class, visceral women, such as a nurse Danny’s friend, Godwin, unsuccessfully hits on by suggesting a book. She declines the offer by explaining she doesn’t like to read because it leaves her with the feeling she’s missing out. Deck says he, too, feels that way and develops a budding affection for the nurse.
He has many faults, however, one of which is his self-inflicted imprisonment. Several times he brings up the fact that his past loves have complained to him about his monotone indifference. But he just can’t change the fact that no matter where you go or who you’re with, turn around and there you are. He is who is, and that’s someone that doesn’t need to become a hermit to write a book about solitude.
The book’s story, however, is essentially as empty as Deck’s Los Dolores house. T.R. is Deck’s heart-of-hearts woman of choice, low-class and unstable. But as a character, there’s not much to like about her, and if there had been more to her story, she’d likely prove to be unbearable and possibly become estranged from her father after finding some way to squeeze him dry.
So many extra details, like Deck’s excruciating migraines, and characters, like members of T.R.’s posse, are added at whim that if this was supposed to be a father-daughter tale, it’s not apparent. Rather, this book serves as a closing chapter on Danny Deck and adds to the Thalia-and-its-hinterlands-world (even Duane Moore makes a cameo). Frankly, Danny deserved a better ending.
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Read information about the authorLarry McMurtry was born in Wichita Falls, Texas on June 3, 1936. He is the author of twenty-nine novels, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Lonesome Dove, three memoirs, two essay collections, and more than thirty screenplays.
His first published book, Horseman, Pass By, was adapted into the film "Hud." A number of his other novels also were adapted into movies as well as a television mini-series.
Among many other accolades, in 2006 he was the co-winner of both the Best Screenplay Golden Globe and the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for "Brokeback Mountain."
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