[E–pub New] (All the Pretty Horses) author Cormac McCarthy

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All the Pretty Horses Read & download ↠ 6 Cormac McCarthy ã 6 Characters Ith two companions he sets off for Mexico on a sometimes idyllic sometimes comic journey to a place where dreams are paid for in blood. Cormac McCarthy in his 1992 novel which begins his Border Trilogy has again conjured up dark and somber images of the verges of human civilization both literally and metaphorically in MexicoJohn Grady Cole and his friend leave 1949 Texas and cross the border into Mexico and in some respects goes back in time as the tone and setting could be a hundred years earlier Cole works on a horse ranch and then because of his skill with horses is invited into the ranch house where he begins a prohibited romance with the rancher s daughter AlejandraMcCarthy s prose is lean and muscular and is reminiscent of the stripped down to fighting weight language of Hemingway The setting of the young men traveling into an idyllic setting though written simply and plainly is evocative of a mystical uest taleBut this is after all Cormac McCarthy creator of The Judge and Anton Chigurh and so violence and darkness of the human soul are examined in minute detail Compared to these other McCarthy stories All the Pretty Horses is not as forbidding and this optimistic perspective relatively speaking makes for a good story with McCarthy demonstrating how Cole represents a dying epoch a lost idealThere is a way that everyone knows where a young woman can be the center of attention but subtle and powerful is a way that an older woman can demand grasp and take our notice A woman who has been a girl a daughter a lover a mother a wife a grandmother and a widow whose beauty is blurred only as in an imperfect mirror and who knows all the spectrum of life better than anyone There is a way that this woman can take the stage if only in a supporting role with but a few lines who can steal not just the scene but the whole show Some will think of Olympia Dukakis in Moonstruck or Meryl Streep in August but I think of Geraldine Page in The Pope of Greenwich Village This woman who knows life whose eyes have seen it all speaks and we all listenIn this way Alejandra s great aunt Alfonsa and especially her dialogue with John Grady is the character in this excellent novel that I will remember the most McCarthy who has created and crafted so many memorial players has again in Alfonsa produced a character that will stay with us after the last page is turnedOne of the better works of one of our most talented writers

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All the Pretty Horses

All the Pretty Horses Read & download ↠ 6 Cormac McCarthy ã 6 Characters Who at sixteen finds himself at the end of a long line of Texas ranchers cut off from the only life he has ever imagined for himself W. All the Pretty Horses The Border Trilogy 1 Cormac McCarthyAll 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 It was a bestseller and it won both the US National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award It is also the first of McCarthy s Border TrilogyThe novel tells of John Grady Cole a 16 year old who grew up on his grandfather s ranch in San Angelo Texas The boy was raised for a significant part of his youth perhaps 15 of his 16 years by a family of Mexican origin who worked on the ranch he is a native speaker of Spanish and English The story begins in 1949 soon after the death of John Grady s grandfather when Grady learns the ranch is to be sold Faced with the prospect of moving into town Grady instead chooses to leave and persuades his best friend Lacey Rawlins to accompany him Traveling by horseback the pair travel southward into Mexico where they hope to find work as cowboys 2014 1390 416 9786005906448 20

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All the Pretty Horses Read & download ↠ 6 Cormac McCarthy ã 6 Characters The national bestseller and the first volume in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy All the Pretty Horses is the tale of John Grady Cole. All the Pretty Horses isn t uite as grim as other Cormac McCarthy work that I ve read but considering that this includes The Road Blood Meridian No Country For Old Men and watching the HBO adaptation of his play The Sunset Limited it s still so bleak that your average person will be depressed enough to be checked into a mental ward and put on suicide watch after finishing itJohn Grady Cole is a sixteen year old cowboy in Texas a few years after World War II who was raised on his grandfather s ranch after his parents split up After his grandfather dies the ranch is being sold off With no where else to go John and his best friend Lacey Rawlins ride off for Mexico Along the way they hook up with a runaway kid who is nothing but bad news After getting work on a large ranch John catches the owner s eye with his skill working with horses but after being promoted John falls in love with the owner s daughter which leads to trouble for him and RawlinsI guess you could say that this is a tragic romance or a coming of age story but that s like comparing The Road to the The Road Warrior Or saying that Blood Meridian is just a western Or calling No Country For Old Men a simple crime story There s a lot going on than just a couple of kids running off to play cowboy John and Rawlins get their eyes harshly opened to just how cruel and unforgiving the world can be and that pleasures like young love can t possibly hope to endure in the face of thatAs usual McCarthy s views on life and death and good and evil won t leave any sane person skipping down the street while whistling and looking for rainbows but he s so skilled that even his grim outlook has a kind of dark beauty to it