By Cormac McCarthy
The nationwide bestseller and the 1st quantity in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy, All the beautiful Horses is the story of John Grady Cole, who at 16 unearths himself on the finish of a protracted line of Texas ranchers, bring to an end from the one existence he has ever imagined for himself. With partners, he units off for Mexico on a occasionally idyllic, occasionally comedian trip to a spot the place goals are paid for in blood. Winner of the nationwide booklet Award for Fiction.
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There was nothing to stir because he drank it black. He took the spoon and laid it smoking on the paper napkin and raised the cup and looked at it and drank. He was still looking out the window although there was nothing there to see. Your mother and me never agreed on a whole lot. She liked horses. I thought that was enough. That’s how dumb I was. She was young and I thought she’d outgrow some of the notions she had but she didnt. Maybe they were just notions to me. It wasnt just the war. We were married ten years before the war come along.
They stood in the tiled lobby while his father scanned the headlines. How can Shirley Temple be getting divorced? he said. He looked up. Early winter twilight in the streets. I might just get a haircut, he said. He looked at the boy. I know how you feel. I felt the same way. The boy nodded. His father looked at the paper again and folded it. The Good Book says that the meek shall inherit the earth and I expect that’s probably the truth. I aint no freethinker, but I’ll tell you what. I’m a long way from bein convinced that it’s all that good a thing.
Nine buildings including a store and filling station. They tied their horses in front of the store and went in. They were dusty and Rawlins was unshaven and they smelled of horses and sweat and woodsmoke. Some men sitting in chairs at the back of the store looked up when they entered and then went on talking. They stood at the meatcase. The woman came from the counter and walked behind the case and took down an apron and pulled a chain that turned on the overhead lightbulb. You do look like some kind of desperado, John Grady said.
All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, Book 1) by Cormac McCarthy