"All the Pretty Horses" Book Review by JPWrite

"All the Pretty Horses"
A review of the book "All the Pretty Horses" by Cormac McCarthy.
# 66674 | 1,223 words | 0 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Jun 18, 2006 in Literature (American)

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The paper summarizes the story of "All the Pretty Horses". The writer notes the similarities to the style of William Faulkner, as seen in the long evocative sentences in the book. The writer explains that there can be some difficulties in understanding McCarthy's book, as he uses some Spanish which is not translated and conducts long conversations without quotation marks. In summation, the writer states that "All the Pretty Horses" is a hero's quest without a neat resolution, a book in which the strange light of mythic struggles shines through the quick-paced adventure.

From the Paper:

"Make no mistake, this is no story of three young boys having a fun little adventure. This is the well-told tale of young men facing hard times in a strange land. As a result of Jimmy's situation, Lacey and John Grady end up in prison and almost lose their lives. The story seems like it couldn't be happening in our times. It's a modern western that feels like it took place in another era."

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