Cormac McCarthy: All the Pretty Horses (1993, Vintage Books) 4 stars

All the Pretty Horses is a novel by American author Cormac McCarthy published by Alfred …

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3 stars

I can finally understand why people read McCarthy. If you haven't read him before, this might be a good one to start with: beautiful evocative language, memorable setting, not too much violence. But OK, that's it. I don't need to read it again, nor read any more of his books. I get it, and I get that I'm not smart enough to really appreciate his style, and that's fine.

Aside: do any women read McCarthy? And enjoy? I'd love to hear your perspectives if so.