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All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy - Paperback - 1st Vintage Books Edition - 1993 - from New and Gently Read Books and

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All the Pretty Horses

by Cormac McCarthy

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket; Gently read.

Vintage Books. Very Good with no dust jacket; Gently read.. 1993. 1st Vintage Books Edition. Paperback. 0679744398 . Trade PB; 0.79 x 7.95 x 5.12; 320 pages; Cormac McCarthy won the National Book Award for this coming of age book about young cowboys, pretty horses, guns and romance. Sixteen year old John Grady Cole, last of generations of Texas ranchers travels across the Texas range into Mexico in a bitter sweet adventure. In 2000, the book was made into a movie starring Matt Damon and Penelope Cruz. The Crossing was published in 1994 and Cities of the Plain in 1998. .

Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist and playwright. He has also written plays and screenplays. This novel, All The Pretty Horses , won the National Book Award in 1992. The story reads like a Western novel, but is set in 1949 and revolves around the life of a 16-year old Texan named John Grady Cole. After his parent’s marriage ends, he finds himself at the end of a long line of ranchers, without a family ranch to work. So he sets out for Mexico on horseback with two companions. By turns both comic and tragic, the elaborate character development and McCarthy’s superb descriptive style make this book a rare treat.


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On May 18 2011, for2itous said:
  "McCarthy does have a vivid descriptive style but the plot is predictable. Where did he get the title? Got so tired of the characters lighting up a cigaret.Don't quite understand why it got the National Book Award."
On Jul 7 2007, fict said:
  "A great book, but not McCarthy's best, by a long shot."

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