Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses” as Want to Read:
Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses
Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses, part of Chelsea House Publishers' Bloom's Guides collection, presents concise critical excerpts from All the Pretty Horses to provide a scholarly overview of the work. This comprehensive study guide also features "The Story Behind the Story" which details the conditions under which All the Pretty Horses was written. This title also ...more
Hardcover, 126 pages
Published September 1st 2003 by Chelsea House Publications
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
(showing 1-30 of 242)
Apr 18, 2008 Susan rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: lovers of cowboys and horses
Recommended to Susan by: I think James or Tyler
We listened to all 10 hours of this audio book as we crossed the mountains and plains of Utah and Colorado. It is terrific to listen to, and a beautifully written novel about horses, men, and romance set in Texas and Mexico. Nobody does it better than Cormac McCarthy.
I read this first volume of the Border Trilogy more than two years ago, and decided that I needed to read it again since I used this book to make comparisons to my last-read Western (The Sisters Brothers). I still found this adventure of the three "youngins" to be beautifully presented but this time I found myself focusing more on the characters and their life-learning experiences than on those beautifully written long descriptive paragraphs which make you take a deep breath and reflect. This bo ...more
Bloom is a literary critic, and currently a Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University. Since the publication of his first book in 1959, Bloom has written more than 20 books of literary criticism, several books discussing religion, and one novel. He has edited hundreds of anthologies.More about Harold Bloom...