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Cormac McCarthy's All the Pretty Horses

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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
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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.
Apr 04, 2014 Arlene rated it really liked it
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
May 22, 2008 Amanda rated it liked it
I loved this story. Disliked the author's style. He doesn't use apostrophes or quotations for conversations. It's like your English teachers always told you: when you're a famous author you can do whatever you want.
Nov 21, 2009 Michele rated it it was amazing
lyrical. impossible to put down. transports you into the world of the prairie circa 1940. wide open spaces, horses, dust and thunderstorms. Romatic and real-men relationships... totally absorbing
Jan 12, 2010 Kirk rated it it was amazing
This book made me want to move out of the city and ride horses. I am sure I am not the first person who has felt like that from this book, but it felt like I was. So many feelings.
May 23, 2008 Giselda rated it liked it
Wow, some real nostalgia for a masculine, American west that never existed, and a prose style that was lovely but didn't seem to work for such a character-driven piece.
Susan Lucille Davis
Apr 27, 2008 Susan Lucille Davis rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
This one almost didn't make my 100-page cut. I was simply bored with the endless descriptions of the horses and the ride to Mexico. It got better after that.
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Jun 09, 2009 Cheryl Schibley rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
A study on Cormac's work.
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Aug 29, 2012 Cheryl Renouf scheer rated it it was amazing
Amazing writing.
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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.
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