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All the Pretty Horses

All the Pretty Horses - Cormac McCarthy This is the fourth book that I have read by Cormac McCarthy and while it is good, it isn't nearly as good as the other three. It is about a 16 year old boy that travels down to Mexico for no real reason and meets two other boys along the way.

Like all McCarthy novels it is about good and evil and has a bleak world view. It's good, especially the scenes in a Mexican jail, but I feel that it is traveling the same ground as McCarthy's other works and not quite as well. Because it is a western it compares unfavorably to Blood Meridean. Its good and worth reading, but I feel that it is not McCarthy at his peak. I have read three books by McCarthy in the last two years and that might have been too much too fast and so I'm going to take a little break for awhile.