by Charles Portis
Thank you, Wells Tower, for recommending this in GQ. Gringos is my first Charles Portis, so I can’t compare it to his recently revived True Grit, but I would guess that it has the same main attraction: his Southern deadpan writing style. The plot is almost incidental, although it’s very funny in an absurdist sort of way. I can see why Portis has a cult following.