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Now a major motion picture from Columbia Pictures starring Matt Damon, produced by Mike Nichols, and directed by Billy Bob Thornton

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. 

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Quotes & Awards

  • “McCarthy puts most other American writers to shame. [His] work itself repays the tight focus of his attention with its finely wrought craftsmanship and its ferocious energy.” 

    New York Times Book Review

  • “[All the Pretty Horses’] elegiac rhythm captures the badlands of Texas and northern Mexico with a passion most writers either couldn’t muster or wouldn’t dare.” 

    Boston Globe

  • “Rambunctious, high-spirited...All the Pretty Horses is a true American original.”

    Newsweek

  • “[A] grand love story, an education in responsibility.” 

    Esquire

  • “Part bildungsroman, part horse opera, part meditation on courage and loyalty, this beautifully crafted novel won the National Book Award in 1992...[Readers] will be mesmerized by the tragic tale of John Grady Cole’s coming of age.” 

    Amazon.com editorial review

  • All the Pretty Horses—the first and most-admired book in Cormac McCarthy’s acclaimed Border Trilogy—[is] a contemporary classic!” 

    Barnes & Noble editorial review

  • “This is a novel so exuberant in its prose, so offbeat in its setting, and so mordant and profound in its deliberations that one searches in vain for comparisons in American literature...In what is perhaps the book’s most spectacular feat, horses and men are joined in a philosophical union made manifest in the muscular pulse of the prose and the brute dignity of the characters.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “In evocative language, McCarthy recounts John Grady’s adventures in discovering the world: its cruelties, its kindnesses, and its justice. With its strong masculine point of view, lyric language, and thematic interplay of honor and survival, the story is often reminiscent of Hemingway.”  

    Library Journal

  • Winner of the National Book Award for Fiction
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • Winner of the 1992 National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction
  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • Nominated for the Barnes & Noble Discover Award
  • An ALA Notable Book Finalist for Fiction
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