All the Pretty Horses (Paperback)

Cormac McCarthy


This is Volume One of the "Border Trilogy". 'A uniquely brilliant book ...told in language as subtly beautiful as its desert setting. One of the most important pieces of American writing of our time' - Stephen Amidon, "Sunday Times". John Grady Cole is the last bewildered survivor of long generations of Texas ranchers. Finding himself cut off from the only life he has ever wanted, he sets out for Mexico with his friend Lacey Rawlins. Befriending a third boy on the way, they find a country beyond their imagining: barren and beautiful, rugged yet cruelly civilized; a place where dreams are paid for in blood. "All the Pretty Horses" is an acknowledged masterpiece and a grand love story: a novel about childhood passing, along with innocence and a vanished American age. Steeped in the wisdom that comes only from loss, it is a magnificent parable of responsibility, revenge and survival. 'A darkly shining work ...executed with consummate skill and much subtlety - the effect is magnificent' - John Banville, "Observer". 'An exhilarating, exceptional novel' - "Spectator". 'In a single stride it takes McCarthy to the forefront of contemporary American fiction. All the Pretty Horses is indisputably a masterpiece' - "Financial Times".

Product Details

  • Product code: AAFCW
  • ISBN: 9780330510936
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.7cm x 13.0cm
  • Pages: 320
  • Publish date: 01/01/2010

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Spanish lessons -

I looked forward to reading this novel but I was disappointed with it, there were chunks of Spanish language contained within the story and, not being fluid in Spanish, I found that this spoiled the enjoyment of the story. The novel is one of a trilogy about the USA borderland with Mexico and the use of Spanish occurs in all three tales. Nevertheless as this book is rated as one of great novels about the American West it should be on your list of books to read.

Jorgy42 , 26/07/2016

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