All the Pretty Horses

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All the Pretty Horses - the first volume of the Border Trilogy - tells of young John Grady Cole, the last of a long line of Texas ranchers, almost the last American cowboy. 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.The boys' story is a classic adventure from the lost heart of the American Wild West: an adventure that within months will leave one of them dead, ...

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Mar 21, 2013

All The Pretty Horses - Must read

This was a wonderful read. The times, the country and the attitudes of the times were brought to life like no other book I've read. I was relaxed during some of it, on the edge of my chair some of it, and wistful throughout.

Steve M

Feb 14, 2013

looks good

The item seems to be what it was represented to be...I haven't gone through it with a fine-toothed-comb - but all looks good.

brian j

May 15, 2011

Disappointing book

I had heard about the 'Border trilogy' and decided to obtain copies in order to enjoy a good read. I am afraid that when measured up against such a classic as Lonesome Dove I found the book All The Pretty Horses to be a fairly boring read and became very frustrated by the insertion of conversations in Spanish. I am currently reading The Crossing, another of the books in the trilogy and this suffers from the same fault.
So far I have found the books to be overated.

tjmccanna

Aug 27, 2009

All the Pretty Horses Galloped Away

I read this book due to the recommendations of my favorite book reviewer, my wife. I was truly amazed that I found it pedestrian. The casual lack of use of no quotation marks and throwing in Spanish with no translations made it frustrating and in places totally incoherent. His character development was still very good in spite of the of the language problem. If you speak and read Spanish it may be a better read, but if you don't, I wouldn't bother with this book.

grandmaJane

Oct 12, 2007

amazingly well written, helps one to cope with the sadness of the unfolding tragedy

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