REVIEW ´ All the Pretty Horses

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REVIEW ´ All the Pretty Horses ´ The national bestseller and the first volume in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy All the Pretty Horses is the tale of John Grady Cole 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 With two companions he sets off for Mexico on a someThe national bestseller and the first volume in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy All the Pretty Horses is the tale of John Grady Cole. I read this one a while ago and some of the scenes are still with me And because of the continual flashes in remembrances I have to put this book into my top five of all time The prose is lyrical the characters three dimensional The scene that comes back to me the most is the one where the two main characters are befriended by a kid down in Mexico All three are detained by the Mexican police and the horse the kid is riding is one he'd stolen The Mexican police take him off and shoot him while the two friends wait helpless to stop it A good book is about conflict and conflict is all about emotions For me that is one of the most emotional scenes I have ever read This is a story of comradery romance a story of loyalty and loss This book is one of a trilogy I didn't like the others as much as I enjoyed this one I think I just talked myself into reading this one againDavid Putnam author of The Bruno Johnson series


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. Set in 1949 between the frontier lands that separate Texas from México McCarthy introduces the legendary John Grady Cole when he is barely sixteen years of age Destitute of state and home after his grandfather’s death the boy starts a journey of personal growth that will bring him face to face with the harsh violence and crudity of life among bandits cowboys and outlaws “All the pretty horses” is my first contact with the epic Cormac McCarthy and even though I can’t deny the rugged artistry of his dry and somewhat archaic style I confess I won’t hurry to read the following installments of the “Border Trilogy”Don't mistake me There are noble sentiments in this novel that shine naturally by the sheer force of its characters Honor courage romantic love and loyalty are ever present in spite of the hopelessness that seems to rule McCarthy’s world a world that is fading out in front of the reader’s eyes Still I was left with the feeling that John Grady was chasing something all the way down from Texas to México that he couldn’t find; a place an ideal a dream that was never found or accomplished There is only a kind of calm desperation an accepted surrender to one’s place in a senseless world a silent admission that life is worthless that happiness or contentment can’t exist in a world where violence and abuse are so random so arbitrary As a reader I am generally uncomfortable with such a dark despairing vision of life but at the same time I marveled at McCarthy’s sensitivity in portraying the profound connection that man can develop with nature which in this book is represented by horses These majestic elegant animals are somehow presented as superior to man they provide spiritual dimension to McCarthy’s characters and evoke the Native American ancestral belief that man and horse can merge into a single soul through exertion and sufferingAnd so there you have beauty even in the gloomiest portrayal of this conflicted incongruous world The shadow of man and horse united against fate standing tall and dignified never defeated ready to keep walking relentlessly towards the setting sun Who can resist such an iconic sculpture Not even me

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All the Pretty HorsesWho 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 تاریخ نخستین خوانش دوم ماه ژانویه سال 2014 میلادیعنوان همه اسبهای زیبا؛ نویسنده کورمک مکارتی؛ مترجم کاوه میرعباسی؛ تهران، نیکا، 1390، در 416 ص؛ شابک 9786005906448؛ موضوع داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی سده 20 مجان گردی کول و لیسی رائولینز، که نمی‌توانند رویاهای ماجراجویانه‌ شان را در آمریکای پس از جنگ جهانی دوم واقعیت ببخشند، تکزاس را ترک می‌کنند و به سمت مکزیک می‌تازند این دو نوجوان در آرزوی جشن مدام در دل طبیعتی دست نخورده به دوردست می‌روند اما این سفر پرامید، که می‌بایست درس زندگی و تجربه به آنان بیاموزند، به کابوسی دوزخی بدل می‌شود؛ ا شربیانی