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Trilogia della frontiera: Cavalli selvaggi - Oltre il confine - Città della pianura (The Border Trilogy #1-3)

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Tre storie di apprendistato e di eterno vagabondare di cavalli e cavalieri, tra deserti di sale, montagne innevate e pianure d'erba alta, attraverso la leggendaria frontiera fra il Texas e il Messico. Con "Cavalli selvaggi" siamo nel Texas del 1949. Lacerato ogni legame che lo stringeva alla terra e alla famiglia, John Grady Cole sella il cavallo e insieme all'amico Rawlin ...more
Paperback, Super ET, 1037 pages
Published June 3rd 2008 by Einaudi (first published 1994)
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Robert Van buhler iii No way. It is a recount of epic journeys, and a great way to hone your Spanish skills, or at least make you interested in learning it. There are a…moreNo way. It is a recount of epic journeys, and a great way to hone your Spanish skills, or at least make you interested in learning it. There are a couple of love interests but they do not dominate the story, or the many storys within the stories. Volume one is especially one of the finest novels you ever will read. Cormac knows a lot about Mexico, the Southwest and a lot about horses and how they are used.(less)

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Apr 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have this vague idea of going back and writing reviews of some of my favorite books, read long before I heard of Goodreads. And yet strangely, it’s somehow harder to write reviews of the books I love the best. I’m not sure why that is- maybe it’s because I feel SO MUCH for the books that are like old, beloved friends, that combing through all my weighty feelings and associations with them to find the right words is almost impossible. So there is my disclaimer that this will probably be a rambl ...more
Debbie Zapata
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mexico
Mar 13 ~~ Wow. Gotta catch my breath. Review coming tomorrow.

Mar 14 ~~ First of all, a big Thank You to GR friend Daniel for suggesting I read these books. I would have missed an amazing experience if not for your tip!

This particular volume contains the three books of McCarthy's border trilogy: All The Pretty Horses, The Crossing, and Cities Of The Plain. I have been immersed in these books for a month. Was it a good idea to read them one right after the other? In many ways McCarthy's world is r
Nov 20, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It took me a while to get through this trilogy, since I took a break between the second and third book, but I'm so glad I finally finished it.

All the Pretty Horses was definitely the strongest and most even, in my opinion. McCarthy introduces his epic hero, John Grady Cole, and it's hard not to fall in love with him from the beginning.

The Crossing, which introduces the trilogy's second protagonist was my least favorite of the three. The narrative kept wandering into philosophical discussions for
May 19, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I first read All The Pretty Horses camping on the beach in Sonora, Mexico. I had never read McCarthy before and it blew me away. The rhythm of the prose mimics the gait of a horse on an open range, the lyrical descriptions of the Southwestern landscape dead-on. Well-crafted (and often humorous) dialogue with a careful ear for cadence and dialect.

However upon subsequent readings, and further exploring the Trilogy, I became less enthralled and more conflicted. In The Crossing, the prose becomes mo
Katya Bogdanov
Jun 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All the Pretty Horses
My first impression was that this book just wasn’t quite as immediately striking as The Road (one of my two favourite books of all time). That is to say, there were significant pros, but also some cons, which leads me to a “good,” rather than “great,” rating.

The undeniable and significant pro is that the world McCarthy recreates is captivating and leaves you with a lasting impression and an understanding of its reality. It is a world of men and horses, of grave injustice th
James Kane
Jul 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I finished Blood Meridian a couple of months ago I felt convinced that I had read Cormac McCarthy's most important book: the key to his oeuvre, the lynchpin of his thought, the vehicle for his profoundest reflections on life, death and what it means to be human. Now, I'm not so sure. Among McCarthy's many talents is his ability to give the reader the impression that each of his novels is just as deep as the last, if not deeper, no matter what order you read them in. In The Border Trilogy, M ...more
Paolo Gianoglio
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Parafrasando un famoso titolo di McCarthy, questi non sono libri per persone impazienti. Tre storie indipendenti, di cui la terza è l’ideale proseguimento delle prime due, ma potrebbe anche essere letta da sola. Allora perché metterle insieme in un volume da oltre 1000 pagine? Perché per leggere queste storie serve un passo, un ritmo; e quando lo hai acquisito difficilmente te ne vuoi separare. Tre storie fatte di freddo, polvere, sangue, cavalli, alcool, notti all’aperto, dialoghi minimi e dial ...more
Anarchic Rain
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow. Devo lasciar sedimentare un paio di giorni questa epopea grandiosa.

Paesaggi splendidi, una scrittura scarna e allo stesso tempo intensa, personaggi memorabili.
McCarthy si conferma uno dei miei preferiti di sempre.

Jul 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Mi mancheranno i fagioli con tortillas di questi cowboy, nonché l'amore per i cavalli di John Grady <3
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Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist and playwright. He has written ten novels in the Southern Gothic, western, and post-apocalyptic genres and has also written plays and screenplays. He received the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for The Road, and his 2005 novel No Country for Old Men was adapted as a 2007 film of the same name, which won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

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The Border Trilogy (3 books)
  • All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1)
  • The Crossing (The Border Trilogy, #2)
  • Cities of the Plain (The Border Trilogy, #3)
“The boy who rode on slightly before him sat a horse not only as if he’d been born to it which he was but as if were he begot by malice or mischance into some queer land where horses never were he would have found them anyway.” 1 likes
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