Simon : Where are you from? All three of the young men meet up again a few weeks later, but their circumstances are much harsher than the rough living of their journey. 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. Stopping for breakfast in Pandale on their way toward the Pecos River, the pair realize they're being followed. In quella falsa alba blu le Pleiadi sembrava Due ragazzi, giovanissimi. Ci viene risparmiata la scena del revolver rimesso nella fondina dopo tre o quattro giri attorno all'indice del pistolero, ma ce la immaginiamo. They confront a thirteen-year-old kid astride a magnificent horse who offers the name Jimmy Blevins.
Years later when he returned to the U. It's the story of three young men, teenagers actually, not happy with their lives in 1949 Texas, so they decide to strike out for Mexico. Skilled pistolero, Pecos Martinez, Robert Woods rides into the village of Houston and sets about clearing it of outlaws. Blevins is fatally undone by a thunderstorm, babbling that his family tree attracts lightning. Per il resto, la visione del mondo che il romanzo offre è durissima e spietata, anche se non del tutto negativa. Ancora non mi posso dichiarare fan sfegatata di questo genere di scrittura molto americano e molto contemporaneo, talmente scarno da sconfinare nell'omissione e un poco anche nell'incoerenza, ma la storia di formazione nella sua semplicità mi ha saputo coinvolgere. Then Pecos, a mexican peon, enters the town saloon.
All the Pretty Horses made me a little less afraid of Cormac McCarthy, less uncertain of the soul that lives within him. Here's some examples, pervasive, as I simply thumb though the book in reverse and spot them immediately: sidestreet, huntingknife, fieldhands, bankside, doorkey, gaslamps, orangewater, trenchspoon, roadsign, motorsmoke, windowlights, nickleplating, beltholster, violetcolored, oilportrait, thighbones, streetsweepers, creampitchers, fineboned, holdingpens, tortoiseshell, hotsauce, shavingbrush. McCarthy pares his descriptions down to the purest bones, and then, as if all that surrounded it was the shrapnel of a shattering revelation, lays down a jaw-droppingly astonishing sentence that sums up good, evil, man, God, love. It becomes complicated when they run into Blevins, a kid whose fate entwines with theirs, with disastrous consequences. Ma il Nostro, a sedici anni, oltre ad ammansire mandrie di cavalli bradi praticamente con uno sguardo, è anche un novello Kasparov e la sconfigge nettamente.
This is our last chance. In Hotel, il teen ager cow boy è macho ma all'occorrenza sa essere bon vivant. They do meet some characters along the way, and they all have stories: Buddy when he come back from up in the panhandle told me one time it quit blowin up there and all the chickens fell over. A gritty story in which childhood doesn't exist and two teenage boys, John Grady and Lacey Rawlins, are alone riding in a land foreign to them. Campfires, campfire meals I seem to remember there being a lot of tortillas and beans. It seems to be a recurring motif in McCarthy's books that one individual will personify ill fortune which will infect all those attached to him. She says that I prefer my father to her.
I ca I seldom abandon books after reading just a couple of pages, but in this case I had no choice. And you, my friend, are dead. But I'm helpless under McCarthy's pen. The first seventy-five percent of this brooding, terse and darkly mesmerizing ranching tale is glorious, towering over the intersection of storytelling and language. I mean I'm not kidding; we're very hated almost every where. There's not a quotation mark in 302 pages and very few commas.
My last raving comment is that i was so affected by this book, the first in a trilogy, that i immediately set out by train to the nearest larger town to find the second installment in an english-language bookstore, and immediately devoured it once i found it, finding it even bleaker and more depressing, if possible, yet also even more beautiful and enjoyable to read than the first , and then had someone in the States send me the third and final volume, but i was so taken by the first two, that i couldnt read the third book, being unable to accept the idea of the trilogy being over. Despite some romantic shortcomings, McCarthy has once again won me over with his treatment of morality. Durante il tragitto si aggiunge un terzo giovanotto, che però uscirà presto di scena, non prima di aver estasiato i compagni di strada bucando al volo un portamonete tirato in aria da uno dei due. But, I just couldn't give it less than five stars. This story is set mostly in Mexico in 1949-1950 and is jam-packed with action, adventure, and misadventure.
The Alejandra and John Grady Cole relationship reads like a Hollywood movie where the producer came in demanding massive cuts in the middle, leaving us without all the get-to-know-you stuff between the character introduction and the sex--i. The novel tells of John Grady Cole, a 16-year-old who All the Pretty Horses The Border Trilogy, 1 , Cormac McCarthy All the Pretty Horses is a novel by American author Cormac McCarthy published by Alfred A. A fare da sfondo alle vicende umane una natura splendida e selvaggia, madre e matrigna. Here, the travelers cross the land and the land touches their painfully real feet, and from there a current spreads out, electrifying the hardscrabble Mexican countryside. To record with the same somber majesty every aspect of a cowboy's life, from a knife fight to his lunchtime burrito, is to create what can only be described as kitsch.
Al termine della perigliosa cavalcata John Grady e scudiero arrivano in Messico dove trovano lavoro in una hacenda dimostrando ineguagliabile perizia nell'addestrare i famosi cavalli selvaggi del titolo. In Pecos the hero is Mex and the villains are Tex. Comunque vado avanti e provo ad arrangiarmi da sola: siamo in Texas, facendo i dovuti conti è la fine degli anni '40. Non so identificare che cambiamento sia avvenuto nella mia percezione, o nel libro, o in tutt'e due: l'ambientazione è quella classica western, il fatto di essere spostata un centinaio di anni più in qua le conferisce una certa originalità, e la trama in realtà non è per nulla il classico western con la ricerca dei dollaroni sonanti ma un perfetto romanzo di formazione. McCarthy's pen grazes upon lush words. They pushed the horses into a lope. Mi domando come abbia potuto mietere riconoscimenti illustri e favore di masse di lettori, ma leggendo in questi giorni della marcia trionfale di Donald Trump alla Casa bianca, qualche risposta me la do.