My first taste of Cormac McCarthy, courtesy of my Annapurna Circuit-er Sean, and a novel where you need to pay attention as you read. There’s a mixture of languages and a lot left unsaid, together with complex relationships to untangle and cowboy-talk to understand.
Young cowboys John Grady Cole and his friend Lacey Rawlins have grown up in the American West as it leaving it’s wild days behind, and decide to escape to Mexico to look for work on the cattle ranches there. En route they pick up another runaway, and a whole heap of trouble.
A novel that offers beauty and brutality side by side.
Amazon.co.uk link: All the Pretty Horses – Cormac McCarthy