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All the Pretty Horses (Picador 40th Anniversary Edition) (Picador 40th Anniversary Editn) [Kindle Edition]

Cormac McCarthy
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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‘One of the greatest American novels of this or any time’ Guardian 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. In 2012 Picador celebrates its 40th anniversary. During that time we have published many prize-winning and bestselling authors including Bret Easton Ellis and Cormac McCarthy, Alice Sebold and Helen Fielding, Graham Swift and Alan Hollinghurst. Years later, Picador continue to bring readers the very best contemporary fiction, non-fiction and poetry from across the globe. Discover more at picador.com/40

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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. In 2012 Picador celebrates its 40th anniversary. During that time we have published many prize-winning and bestselling authors including Bret Easton Ellis and Cormac McCarthy, Alice Sebold and Helen Fielding, Graham Swift and Alan Hollinghurst. Years later, Picador continue to bring readers the very best contemporary fiction, non-fiction and poetry from across the globe. Discover more at picador.com/40

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 528 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Picador (2 Feb 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0073HNKVO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #101,730 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good story, but......................... 17 Aug 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
JonDoe has commented on the lack of quotation marks in this book and it isn't just the Kindle version. I read the border trilogy in print form some time ago and had exactly the same problems in following passages of dialogue. Even more baffling for me though, were the passages of untranslated Spanish. I could cope like most people with simple greetings and everyday remarks but some of these passages in Spanish were quite complex. For example in the second book The Crossing a Mexican trapper explains to Billy Parham how to set a trap for a wolf and to cover his own scent around the area so as not to deter the wolf. All of this is in Spanish with some colloquial expressions and all of it untranslated. I was able to find and download translations of all the passages in all three books but I found the constant switching between book and printouts quite distracting.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes 29 May 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
For me CM's (hell I used an apostrophe and only 3 words in) work is just about perfect. You cannot be a passenger. You have to work too. The reader is a participant in the mechanics of the narration If you loose concentration you will need to retrace. The use of Spanish works well. I do not speak Spanish nor am I familiar with the dialect used but it is usually obvious within the English text what they are on about. Same goes for the omission of quotation marks. The reader needs to work a little. It is not gifted to you on a plate. I found that I was stimulated by the book on many different levels. This book is the first in the Border Trilogy: All The Pretty Horses, The Crossing and Cities of the Plain. They work best read in that order. I made the mistake of reading in the order of 1,3 & 2. And regret it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cormac McCarthy at his finest 1 July 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Beautiful book, hard to put down.
About a cowboy becoming a man, friendship, love and the changing times.
The film totally missed the story in the book, so if you were disappointed in the film, read the book for the real story.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good old fashioned story telling 15 Sep 2012
By Steve
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Am sure most people will have seen the film about this book, and to be fair the film does the book justice, which is rarely the case! But No Country for Old Men was the same.

This is written in what I would describe as old fashioned story telling, not a lot of fast paced action, and long narratives about the scenery and characters. It wanders off sometimes but I personally enjoy that...not all will though.

The story is well thought out and simple, but keeps you engaged throughout, however the conversations in Spanish are quite annoying when they are rarely translated! Very authentic to include the Spanish but not everyone speaks it, and although not integral to the story it is annoying, but they only happen a few times so you dont get lost.

Overall a good read and the best of the trilogy, the second one is not as good as it does go way off track to often, even for me!

If you like this author you will enjoy this.
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