[Ebook] THE BALLAD OF DINGUS MAGEE: Being the Immortal True Saga of the Most Notorious and Desperate Bad Man of the Olden Days, his Blood-shedding, his Ruination of Poor Helpless Females, & Cetera By David Markson – serv3.3pub.co.uk

[Ebook] THE BALLAD OF DINGUS MAGEE: Being the Immortal True Saga of the Most Notorious and Desperate Bad Man of the Olden Days, his Blood-shedding, his Ruination of Poor Helpless Females, & Cetera By David Markson – serv3.3pub.co.uk ❰Epub❯ ❧ THE BALLAD OF DINGUS MAGEE: Being the Immortal True Saga of the Most Notorious and Desperate Bad Man of the Olden Days, his Blood-shedding, his Ruination of Poor Helpless Females, & Cetera Author David Markson – Serv3.3pub.co.uk A reprint of an old classic this is a wonderfully comic and rambunctious novel about a scrawny bawdy teenaged gunslinger determined to make a name for himself a la the great bad men of the Old West Th A reprint of an old classic this is OF DINGUS PDF/EPUB ç a wonderfully comic and rambunctious novel about a scrawny bawdy teenaged gunslinger determined to make a name for THE BALLAD Epub / himself a la the great bad men of the Old West The Ballad of Dingus Magee Was the basis for a movie starring Frank SinatraA bawdy BALLAD OF DINGUS Kindle Ó gaudy charadeThere is even a parallel to Don uixote and Sancho Panzasplendidly convoluted Charles PooreThe New York Times.


10 thoughts on “THE BALLAD OF DINGUS MAGEE: Being the Immortal True Saga of the Most Notorious and Desperate Bad Man of the Olden Days, his Blood-shedding, his Ruination of Poor Helpless Females, & Cetera

  1. Mike Puma Mike Puma says:

    “The man was tall and gaunt with a face like a hastily peeled potato and he had only one arm the right one”Now I ask youreally does it get any better than that?Well of course it does somewhere but it’s entirely fitting in a ‘ribald and bawdy’ farcical myth penned by the great writing team of Sterne McCarthy Twain VonnegutHow the West Was Really SungFast paced funny convoluted history misunderstood legend from misunderstood history every plot element multiplied and re revealed Forget the miscast movie read the book Chapter epigraphs foreshadow Markson’s later interest in the bare bones novel of uotes facts and list entriesI can hardly believe it—not one of my GR buddies has marked this title as Read or even To Read No wonder some of them are at times cranky Not one of the GR reviewers I follow have marked this as Read or To Read Seriously reconsidering the targets of my stalking Only 64 GR participants have rated it at all Shameful Shameful Somewhere between 4 and 5 stars because dammit it’s fun One for when your brain is cramping after IJ or U or GR or whatever you’re laboring withover now For the fun of reading the way you read when you were young—before theory ratings and reviews


  2. Jack Waters Jack Waters says:

    Dingus Magee may be the the bridge between the horse backed adventurers Don uixote and those seen in Monty Python but Dingus’d be hiding under the bridge trying to trip anyone on their journey across For David Markson fans this will come off uite different than his later experimental work The finely tuned sentences that Markson has mastered are definitely found everywhere in this book The strangest thing perhaps is that this novel has a straightforward plot Whatever it takes I say to get a foot in the door so as to allow the later works of overly used but legitimately deployed GeniusDingus moves across the west with the type of bravado Edison displayed in his line of patented inventions take credit for any and everything you can because spreading the word is usually easier than doing the actual work And thus Dingus has his way with small town saloon goers gun slingers sheriffs bim bam go go girls He accepts the danger of the past and eludes that of the present Whether Houdini like or not the prestige of this swindler is compelling and he’ll be the first to let you know He’ll accept the jail time but only when his escape is already planned and ready to carry outThe bumbling dingus Dingus is outrageous outlandish and outstanding To uote the Ballad which ends his glorious tale“ none can judge are heroes bornOr are they only made?”


  3. Travis Fortney Travis Fortney says:

    This little book was a pleasant surprise Laugh out loud funny in parts and full of dialogue that is oh so snappy and pitch perfect Kind of like the Three Stooges meets Blood Meridian or the Movie that True Grit or No Country for Old Men could have been if the Coen Brother's were in full farce mode In fact the Clooney of O Brother Where Art Thou would have made a pretty good Sheriff Birddropping or whatever In the end I can't give five stars to a book that was this slight but it was close I bought this because I was looking for something by Markson and this was a penny or so on Judging by this one it seems he probably lives up to the hype and I'll have to break the bank at some point for Wittingstein's Mistress


  4. Brent Legault Brent Legault says:

    I feel like I'm not supposed to like this novel because it wasn't written by the David Markson that we talk about when we talk about David Markson Dingus was written some 20 years before Markson jettisoned all context in Wittgenstein's Mistress and became the writer we know and cherish and are in awe over and are inspired by etc I feel like we Markson admirers are a bit embarassed by his early work he wrote some hard boiled mysteries too and I for one was seriously aghast at the awfulness that was Going Down But something about this western it's zaniness and parodic excess appeals to me I like it and wish there were a bit of it Markson wasn't very prolific in his early days and so there aren't really any other examples of this kind of outlandishness though Springer's Progress came pretty close And it's too bad because there is life in them thar hills Laughter too


  5. Eryn Eryn says:

    Truly fun book David Markson provides the reader with interesting male and female characters and the most inventive swearing I've seen since ShakespeareIf'n you have a notion indulge in a satirical novel this summer I'd recommend this one


  6. Tuck Tuck says:

    the 1965 edition the back cover has the back of a horseman with black sombrero with six bullet holes in it a red shirt purple cantle black dragoon looking pistols on each hip red horse's rump all on a lilac backgrounda spoofy western with multiple plot lines that almost stampede away from the author but he eventually herds em all together and gets em into the corral i reckonegregious use of suaw and buck referring to comanches kiowas pueblos and navajos but typical of that time i reckon 1965 or 1895 same same but some actual and insightful research into the 'real' happenings of western usa in late 1800sfun use of cuss words mule sniffing son of a bitch etc etcso outlaws lawmen cavalry docs whores school marms evil step parents indians miners preachers sheriffs cowboys sheep men etc and dingus the alleged bad hombre was of myth of gossip and 'journalism' whose real claim to greatness was his ability to fuck 17 people in 20 hours twice i reckon


  7. Larry Larry says:

    Without uestion the funniest novel I have ever read Like all good humorists Markson knows how to make each scene funnier than the previous one But what makes this book so wonderful is the structure Markson manages to wind each anecdote back into itself thus doubling the humorous impact Fans of hard boiled fiction should seek out his very funny early detective novel Epitaph For A Dead Beat which has some very funny seuences and marvelous uses of wordplay and literary allusion This is Markson at his peak as a traditional straight novelist and is much different from his later experiements with minimalist fiction


  8. Ben Ben says:

    A pure old fashioned farce that works because A it is very cleverly plotted each disparate strand of the story twining together in a series of coincidences schemes and inevitabilities and B the prose is actually good if a little bit intentionally overblown Many a satire with an appealing premise has fallen flat because no attention was paid to the actual writing So I enjoyed this


  9. Vel Veeter Vel Veeter says:

    “Welly welly welly Mr Clean wants to hang with Dirty Dingus McGee”And it turns it out it’s a reference to a Frank Sinatra movie from the 1970s which is based on a book from the 1960s which is written by a post modernish writer I have heard of which turns out the library had a copy of So here I amThis novel is written as a kind of love ballad to Westerns The kind of Westerns you seen in movies but also used to get written It’s NOT about the real westit’s not Lonesome Dove or Blood Meridian or even “The Blue Hotel” This is kind of a satire of Westerns as a whole It’s weird it’s goofy it’s not exactly raunchy but it is supposed to be all kinds of baudy I guess?It’s about 13 insult Kind of hence the name but it’s also written as a strange ode to bandits and thieves who wanted their story told as well as a love ballad to the kinds of stories that are toldI wanted to like it because it had a lot of the elements that I do like in a novel It’s pretty funny it’s weird and it’s offbeat But at the same time it feels a little too on the nose for all of these things It has that weird kind of parody downfall of parodying without actually a great example of the thing you’re parodyingIt’s shares shelfspace with Thomas McGuane and Charles Portis and Richard Brautigan but throughout while thinking of these guys I kept thinking how much better at it they wereI would save some time and maybe just go read True Grit if you haven’tHere’s how it read though“Turkey Doolan’s crotch itched His scalp was gamy Poised in the saddle with one freckled hand inside his jeans and several stumpy fingers of the other beneath his sombrero he relieved himself simultaneously and with vehemenceBut Turkey’s complaint was also mental He knew this a true fact as he shifted his buttocks athwart the hot leather waiting while his companion emerged from a sheltered turning on the trail behind him “Because I done rode with him for almost two weeks now” he reasoned “and still there ain’t nothing happened Even accompanied with Mister Dingus Billy Magee hisself and it ain’t happened yet “


  10. Cody Cody says:

    Manages that near impossible feat of being really funny and really fucking smart at the same time all the while betraying an outward 'slipping on banana peels' comic flavor that hides the self referentialism afoot on nearly every page Proof that literature doesn't have to be tragic all the time just most


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