Publish date: June 7th 1994
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Pages no: 426
Edition language: English
Series: The Border Trilogy -3 (#2)
Haunting, fantastic, internal yet real. Might be frustrating to read if you aren't somewhat comfortable with Spanish or if you're expecting a literal realism with a clear plot. I read this one first, not knowing it was the second of a trilogy, but it has made me want to read the others as well.
The Crossing is second in Cormac McCarthy's The Border Trilogy and follows a story seemingly unrelated to All the Pretty Horses, the previous volume in the trilogy. This one covers the story of sixteen-year-old Billy Parham as he undertakes several ill-starred journeys across the U.S.-Mexico border,...
It takes a certain masochism of the soul, I think, to enjoy a McCarthy novel. You can appreciate the stark beauty, the occasional humor, even the deep melancholy with which he addresses the world... but you cannot truly enjoy these books because they are too damn sad. And dry. And, dare I say it,...
It's hard to imagine another writer whose every utterance could be more profound a revelation of truth of the cruel and whimsical nature of life. McCarthy just gets it and you have to admire his ability to strip away the fluff, the pleasantries and varnish we give to life to make it bearable and sta...
A harsh coming of age story that is beautifully crafted and totally engrossing.