Series: The Border Trilogy Book 1
Genre: Historical Fiction
Length: 301 pages
Audiobook Length: 11 hours and 15 minutes
First Published: 1992
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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 sometimes idyllic, sometimes comic journey to a place where dreams are paid for in blood.
Quotes from All the Pretty Horses
I can normally tell how intelligent a man is by how stupid he thinks I am.
Between the wish and the thing the world lies waiting.
Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.
The closest bonds we will ever know are bonds of grief. The deepest community one of sorrow.
The world is quite ruthless in selecting between the dream and the reality, even where we will not.
Movie Trailer for All the Pretty Horses (2000)
About Cormac McCarthy
Cormac McCarthy is a bestselling author whose works include All the Pretty Horses, No Country for Old Men, The Road, which won the Pulitzer Prize, and the two-part series, The Passenger and Stella Maris.