All the Pretty Horses
All the Pretty Horses, the first novel of the Border Trilogy, published in 1992, was an international bestseller, winning both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. It tells the tale of John Grady Cole, who at sixteen finds himself the last bewildered survivor of... show more
All the Pretty Horses, the first novel of the Border Trilogy, published in 1992, was an international bestseller, winning both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. It tells the tale of John Grady Cole, who at sixteen finds himself the last bewildered survivor of generations of Texas ranchers, cut off from the only life he ever imagined. With two companions, he sets off for Mexico on a sometimes idyllic, sometimes comic journey to a place where dreams are paid for in blood. In 2012 Picador celebrates its 40th anniversary. During that time we have published many prize-winning and bestselling authors including Bret Easton Ellis and Cormac McCarthy, Alice Sebold and Helen Fielding, Graham Swift and Alan Hollinghurst. Years later, Picador continue to bring readers the very best contemporary fiction, non-fiction and poetry from across the globe. Discover more at picador.com/40
Publish date: 2012
Publisher: Picador 40
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
Series: The Border Trilogy -3 (#1)
This is ostensibly a Western. I, ostensibly, do not like Westerns. I've never made it through any western film unless you count Native American stories, and I don't. I'll grant you that it's set in the Southwest. But this is no normal Western. While reading it, it actually feels like a saga, the wor...
I am not what you would call the average Cormac McCarthy reader. Yes, I may fit the stereotype—white male with a beard in his thirties—but I defy most stereotypes and hope that someday I may be the poster child for “stereotypes be damned.” (It seems out of place to use quotes in a review of a McCart...
Świat można poznać jedynie poprzez jego obraz w ludzkich sercach Przez krótki czas trudno było mi przyzwyczaić się do stylu. Oswajanie trwało długo, bo prawie przez cały pierwszy tom trylogii. Jednak leniwy rytm kroczącego krok za krokiem konia przestaje przeszkadzać z chwilą, kiedy jeździec zacz...
bookshelves: autumn-2014, published-1992, western, series, drilling-mining-digging, filthy-lucre, fraudio, gambling, mexico, lit-richer, period-piece, recreational-homicide, adventure, ouch Read from October 03 to 06, 2014 Narrated by Frank MullerDescription: In the spring of 1948 on a small T...
Unlike almost every other human being on the planet, I don't like chocolate. No, I'm not allergic to it. I just don't like it. Unless you put it with peanut butter, in which case it is God's Own Gift and keep well away from my stash. http://expendablemudge.blogspot.com/2014/07/book-day-7-chocolate...
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