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ISBN: 0679760849 / ISBN-13: 9780679760849

The Crossing

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Ten years prior to the events related in "All the Pretty Horses", this second part of the Border Trilogy begins in 1930s Hidalgo County. Into this ... Show synopsis

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  • The Crossing (Vintage Books USA) – Trade paperback (1995)
    by Cormac McCarthy

    The Crossing

    Trade paperback, Vintage Books USA
    1995
    English
    432 pages

    ISBN: 0679760849
    ISBN-13: 9780679760849

    Following All the Pretty Little Horses in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy is a novel whose force of language is matched only by its breadth of experience and depth of thought. In the bootheel of New Mexico hard on the frontier, Billy and Boyd Parham are just boys in the years before the Second World War, but on the cusp of unimaginable events. First comes a trespassing Indian and the dream of wolves running wild amongst the cattle lately brought onto the plain by settlers - this when all the wisdom of trappers has ... Show more

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Reviews of The Crossing

Overall customer rating: 4.000
Dave E
by Dave E on May 24, 2012

McCarthy paints a wonderful picture of life in the West- a life you would have to experience to describe. This is a book that you read when you have lots of time to absorb the words and let the story wash over you.

Gringotraveler

Better than All the Pretty Horses

by Gringotraveler on May 5, 2011

I love this guy's stories, so simple yet so full of insight from the variety of characters he builds. Can't wait to read the third book.

KLILALY
by KLILALY on Sep 11, 2009

The second book in The Border Trilogy. This one examines the life of the hero and his brother through various adventures in Mexico and the states of the USA which border Mexico .A rough map of the area would have been helpful if the mountain ranges and towns visited actually do exist. .The writer tells of every event in great detail and some of his descriptions are haunting and picturesque . The references to recent Mexican history can be a bit confusing for someone who knows absolutely nothing about it. and even the the terminology of the horses saddles assumes we have inside knowledge. Last but not least the dialogues in Spanish were very annoying and tiring and I ended up just skipping them. However, I did enjoy the book very much and will be looking out for the third book in the trilogy and other works by the same author. l

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tjmccanna

The Crossing

by tjmccanna on Aug 27, 2009

This book follows in the same language tradition of All the Pretty Horses, using Spanish intermittently without translation throughout the story . I felt absolutely no connection with the protagonist and could not care less for the problems he created for himself. I was not able to get myself to even finish the book. I would not recommend this book.

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OleMissGuy

Cormac

by OleMissGuy on Apr 11, 2009

My first exposure to C. McCarthy was Blood Meridian and while I have not read any of the novels sited in Tn, I have read all the others. An author's task is to tell a story and have the reader live it as if there. This book and all the westerns require an adult male to read all the novel at one sitting, as he is that strong a story teller. The only parts that are tedious for me are his occasional conversations in Mexican that run on and on. His descriptions of places and people and happenings are dead on. One must read all at least once, then never again.

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