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ISBN: 0694522805
Author: Frank Muller,Cormac McCarthy
Language: English
Publisher: HarperAudio; Unabridged edition (May 16, 2000)
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 464
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All the Pretty Horses is clearly McCarthy's love song to the horse, with the other two novels complementing

All the Pretty Horses is clearly McCarthy's love song to the horse, with the other two novels complementing. The fact that the main characters of "All the Pretty Horses" are only about 13 to 17 years of age and out working on their own at horse ranches and traveling on their own, leads one to recall that many times young men and women in those years lead early working lives and it all ended early too. A man 50 years old was considered aged. The color of McCarthy's dialog and narration and descriptions of the old west and Mexico leads one to think of some of the greatest writers of the past.

All the Pretty Horses book. All the Pretty Horses tells of young John Grady Cole, the. Westerns set in the post World War II country between Texas and Mexico, the trilogy continued with The Crossing and Cities of the Plain.

Narrated by Frank Muller. Cormac McCarthy is a quiet, unassuming presence in American fiction today, but like the slow, measured voices of many of his characters, he speaks with an authority and conviction that demands an audience. All the Pretty Horses, McCarthy’s sixth novel, is a cowboy odyssey for modern times.

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All the Pretty Horses is a novel by American author Cormac McCarthy published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1992. Its romanticism (in contrast to the bleakness of McCarthy's earlier work) brought the writer much public attention

All the Pretty Horses is a novel by American author Cormac McCarthy published by Alfred A. Its romanticism (in contrast to the bleakness of McCarthy's earlier work) brought the writer much public attention. It was a bestseller, and it won both the . National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. The book was adapted as a 2000 film starring Matt Damon and Penélope Cruz and directed by Billy Bob Thornton.

Home Cormac McCarthy All the Pretty Horses. All the Pretty Horses, . All the pretty horses. Surely one of the great American novels. no novelist save Melville has ever given us greater detail of flora, fauna and landscape; none suffuses prose with landscape the way McCarthy does. McCarthy a crystalline, pulsing prose that is a joy to read. San Francisco Chronicle. A storyteller's tale in the highest sense, riveting in its detail and action, profound in its lessons.

Written by Cormac McCarthy, Audiobook narrated by Frank Muller. While telling his story, Cormac McCarthy depicts the most sordid aspects of life with dignity, humor, and characteristic lyrical brilliance. Narrated by: Frank Muller. Soaring description of base depravity.

All the Pretty Horses is an acknowledged masterpiece from Pulitzer Prize winning author Cormac McCarthy, 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 . . Steeped in the wisdom that comes only from loss, it is a magnificent parable of responsibility, revenge and survival.

All the Pretty Horses - the first volume of the Borders Trilogy - tells of young John Grady Cole, the last of a long line of Texas ranchers. Across the border Mexico beckons - beautiful and desolate, rugged and cruelly civilized. With two companions, he sets off on an idyllic, sometimes comic adventure, to a place where dreams are paid for in blood.

Comments:

Dorilune
I like it, But don't spoil it for yourself by watching the movie first. The script follows the book well, with some chronological exceptions. It captures the spirit, but misses some of the rich detai, as films must do. One thing that annoys me is McCarthy's maddening writing style. He often writes sentences that last 26 lines in a kind of stream of consciousness, and if you blink you lose your place and have to start again from the first word. He also refuses to use quotation marks, and some questionable punctuation. You forget who is saying what. But it is a super story line. He makes me think of Hunter Thompson, and i think maybe he was hitting the bottle when he wrote some parts of it, As a plot, I rate this one up there with JIm Harrison's After the Fall, in spite of his wacky writing style.
Amis
This is the second book I've read by Cormac McCarthy (the first was Blood Meridian). I agree with other reviewer's praise of McCarthy's writing style. It is to me unlike any other. He describes scenes with such vitality and attention to detail, the reader is flung headlong into them. My only contention with this book (and reason for not adding the 5th star) is because of the very frequent use of Spanish words, phrases and even full out dialogue. I found it necessary to have a Google Spanish to English translator at hand, which was a nice way to increase my Spanish vocabulary, but was also a bit distracting. Overall, the story and characters are wonderful. I feel that I can now better relate to and appreciate the proud old Texas culture. I highly recommend this book and author to anyone who appreciates a well-written story.
Bralore
"The task of the narrator is not an easy one . . ."

And so I continue to work my way slowly through McCarthy's brilliance. There is no order or plan to my approach: I just take them as they come to me, as the quoted title advises.

This is a reader's dream, 1,020 hard-bound pages, with an embroidered gold satin placekeeper. This is a book to keep and treasure, that you will read again, and that you will want to pass on (ideally to a son), maybe adding your own note to the lovely dedication, almost hidden in the back pages.

My father, dead three years now, read Louis L'Amour voraciously his entire life. From a teenager to a 75-year-old man, it was the same books, over and over. He never spoke of the west, of cowboys or gunfights or life on the range, but his unending flight there told me. I don't know what drew him, what he was missing in his life as an Army officer or husband or father. Maybe freedom, possibility, or just predictable simplicity.

McCarthy's three books in this trilogy belie this assumed simplicity. The characters are simple, unassuming, honest, hard-working people to whom horrible things happen. Simple choices lead to life-altering events, saving and ending it. "He thought about his life and how little of it he could ever have foreseen and he wondered for all his will and all his intent how much of it was his own doing . . ."

Synopsis: By page 77 in the first book it's clear: "Somethin bad is goin to happen" [sic] (and we get it again on page 36 of The Crossing). Young John Grady Cole flees to Mexico for work with horses and finds a woman and brutally adult reality in betrayal, pain and death. In the second Billy Parham flees to Mexico and unwittingly saves his own life only to find more cruelty, injustice and death. In the last the now young men find their simple existences just cannot remain so. Through it all is the beautiful, alluring and deadly enigma that is Mexico.

I don't really care to read about cowboys or horses. I know there are people who dedicate their lives to them and can work magic with them. Such are John Grady Cole and Billy Parham. All the Pretty Horses is clearly McCarthy's love song to the horse, with the other two novels complementing. If you are a cowboy, these three books are the best thing ever written for and about you.

In all of this is the intimidating wonder of McCarthy's magnificent writing, his beautiful, attentive descriptions and perfect depiction of movement and action. I will read anything he writes about. Describing a man's interest in a woman: "The prism-broken light from the chandelier that ran in a river over her naked shoulders . . ." In Blood Meridian I took notice of his description of the night sky, and it came through again and again here, one starry night most certainly not the same as any other, with multitudes of things so subtly different, and therefore McCarthy's devotion to chronicling just that:

* Constellations "rising up through the phosphorous dark like a sea-net."
* ". . . worlds sprawled in their pale ignitions upon the nameless night . . ."
* ". . . the myriad constellations moving upon the blackness subtly as sealife . . ."
* ". . . the stars in flood above her . . ."
* ". . . the lights of the cities burning on the plain like stars pooled in a lake."
* ". . . the stars which wer belled above them against the eternal blackness of the world's nativity."

Yes, this collection did make me cry, twice. Both times it came on surprisingly abruptly, despite me knowing what was coming; it just hit me, me in the story and living its depth and presence. Only one book has ever done that before, The Road, and that's the truth. This is profoundly powerful stuff.

I'll make my simple complaint again: the Spanish frustrates me intensely. I'm learning it slowly as I read McCarthy's work, but there is so much I know I'm missing in these passages. McCarthy has put a lot of time and attention into his work, and it pains me that I don't have the capacity to access this.

Bottom line: ". . . the world was sentient to its core and secret and black beyond men's imagining . . ." This is a masterful collection, a worthy addition to your library of the greatest literature ever written. These are stories of cowboys and horses and adventure in the dusty Southwest but are so much more, magnificent tales of existence and musing on human purpose and destiny.
Arcanefire
Cormac McCarthy is my favorite author right now. His writings do require some "getting used" to as he refuses to use punctuation except at the end of very long descriptive sentences. And unless you know Tex/Mex or Spanish, which he sprinkles in the narration, be prepared to either skip over it or better yet look up the meanings. Its the story that he tells, many times brutal and harsh, but the reader is aware that these old timers lives harsh and short lives. The fact that the main characters of "All the Pretty Horses" are only about 13 to 17 years of age and out working on their own at horse ranches and traveling on their own, leads one to recall that many times young men and women in those years lead early working lives and it all ended early too. A man 50 years old was considered aged. The color of McCarthy's dialog and narration and descriptions of the old west and Mexico leads one to think of some of the greatest writers of the past. Give this Trilogy a chance. There are so many lessons in his book that one can't stop reading it. This comes in separate books which are handier to read, but I chose the trilogy. The size is not too difficult to hold while reading. The format and printing style is good on the eyes. I am reviewing Everyman's hardback version. For the extra money get the hardback.

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