Off Magazine Street

Off Magazine Street


Fallen from grace and shunned by respectable society, Bobby Long is joyously content drowning his past in cheap hooch and bedding any woman with low standards and high tolerance. His partner, an unproductive writer named Byron Burns, is happy to join him for the long ride down. Their distant salvation is an unwritten manuscript sure to redeem their standing and pride - though both know it's just a thin reason to get up and go to the bar.

When their latest female companion dies in their fleabag hotel room, the duo find themselves putting up her young but futureless daughter, Hanna. Despite their own dishonorable intentions and aging desires, the pair cannot abide her lack of ambition and low expectations for herself. Together, they dust off their teachers' instincts and conspire to use every means necessary - legal, illegal, fair, and unfair - to get Hanna into college.

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    Read a book set in a place you've never been but want to visit.So I'm really sorry about all the review bumping I'm giving this review. I'm seriously not like this. It took me hours to write today and...

  • Santino Hassell

    If you picked up this book with hope of reading a richer and more detailed version of A Love Song for Bobby Long, you will be very disappointed. Names are the same, the location is the same, and there...

  • Kristen

    The movie "A Love Song for Bobby Long," which used this book as its premise, is one of my favorite movies. No matter how many times I watch it, I will always cry at the end--cry for the redemption tha...

  • Richard Sutton

    It's not the movie, A Love Song for Bobby Long. The movie is one of my favorites, but if you expect the movie in the book the sceenplay was adpated from, you won't find it easily. This is no clear-cut...

  • Sarah

    One of the most accurate descriptions of New Orleans characters I have read. It is right up there with Confederacy of Dunces in my book. If you live in New Orleans when you read this book you know the...

  • John

    When I used to go to New Orleans a couple of times a year, the urge to fall out of society and write creatively overcame me as I walked Magazine St. The people were so open for conversation so the dia...

  • Kai

    Può un libro dai presupposti bukowskiani nascondere tra le sue pagine un romanzo di formazione?Di storie di sbandati, debosciati e derelitti, circonfuse di alone poetico, ce ne sono molte in circolaz...

  • Lia

    New Orleans. Sudiciume, dissolutezza e, in ogni caso, poesia. «Con tutte le sue colpe e i suoi difetti, con la sua intelligenza inusuale - acuita o diluita dall'abuso di alcol e dai troppi pensieri -...

  • Shannon Yarbrough

    Byron and Bobby are your typical unreliable narrators. They are two good old boys who spend their time drinking and womanizing with little money and little worry. When their steady gal pal dies during...

  • Tiffani

    This turned into the amazing movie A Love Song for Bobby Long. I was so enamored with the movie, I picked up the book. Couldn't get off the ground with the book, and don't know how the movie turned ou...