All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1)

Ranked #3 in Mexico, Ranked #4 in Westernsee more rankings.

All the Pretty Horses tells of young John Grady Cole, the last of a long line of Texas ranchers. Across the border Mexico beckons—beautiful and desolate, rugged and cruelly civilized. With two companions, he sets off on an idyllic, sometimes comic adventure, to a place where dreams are paid for in blood. less

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Meg Rosoff A book that explores that whole subject of finding out where you belong in the world, which is not a search that starts and ends between 18 and 21. (Source)

Devon Sawa This is the best book I’ve ever read. (Source)

Daniel Buttner Cormac McCarthy is one of my favorite authors, specifically The Border Trilogy. (Source)

Stacey Peebles Readers really respond to it. It is a nice balance of accessible and challenging. The plot is pretty accessible—again, it doesn’t have either the density or the hyperviolence of Blood Meridian—but the language is gorgeous. It’s got sentences, starting from the first page, that will just stop you cold. (Source)

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