Tuesday, September 9, 2014

All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

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.  From Goodreads.

This wasn't as good as I had hoped. It is an interesting tale of John Grady, a young man (16 years old), and his friend going from Texas to Mexico and all that happens on this trip. It just didn't grip me and I found it quite depressing. I don't think I am going to continue this trilogy.

This book qualifies for:
2014 Ebook challenge
2014 Literary Exploration Reading Challenge
You Read How Many Books? Reading Challenge 2014
Crazy Challenge Connection - Bookshelf Battle Team Challenge #4
The Challenge Factory - R4: Team Challenge SSS
Goodreads Reading Challenge 2014
Crazy Challenge Connection - Let's Play Jeopardy!
Nothing but Reading Challenges - Spell it Out - Animal Alphabet (A-zorilla)
Crazy Challenge Connection Bard of Avon

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