This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Novels by Cormac Mccarthy, Plays by Cormac Mccarthy, Blood Meridian,MoreThis is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Novels by Cormac Mccarthy, Plays by Cormac Mccarthy, Blood Meridian, the Road, No Country for Old Men, All the Pretty Horses, Suttree, the Crossing, Child of God, Cities of the Plain, the Orchard Keeper, the Sunset Limited, Outer Dark, the Stonemason.
Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: All the Pretty Horses All the Pretty Horses is a novel by U.S. author Cormac McCarthy published in 1992. Its romanticism (in contrast to the bleakness of McCarthys earlier work) brought the writer much public attention.
The novel was a bestseller and won the U.S. National Book Award as well as the National Book Critics Circle Award . It is also the first of McCarthys Border Trilogy .The book was adapted into a 2000 film with the same name, All the Pretty Horses, starring Matt Damon and Penelope Cruz, and directed by Billy Bob Thornton .Plot summary The novel tells of John Grady Cole, a sixteen year old cowboy who grew up on his grandfathers ranch in San Angelo West Texas .
The story begins in 1949, soon after the death of John Gradys grandfather, when Grady learns that the ranch is to be sold. Faced with the prospect of moving into town, Grady instead chooses to leave, persuading 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.Shortly before they cross the Mexican border, they encounter a young man, who says he is named Jimmy Blevins and seems to be aged about thirteen, but claims to be older.
Blevins origins and the authenticity of his name are never quite clarified. Blevins rides a huge bay horse that is far too fine a specimen to be the property of a runaway boy, but Blevins insists it is his. As they travel south, Blevins horse and pistol are found and t...