All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

All the Pretty Horses

The Border Trilogy #1

Cormac McCarthy

fiction historical literary adventurous emotional slow-paced

320 pages | first published 1992

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The national bestseller and the first volume in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy, All the Pretty Horses is the tale of John Grady Cole, who at sixteen finds himself at the end of a long line of Texas ranchers, cut off from the only life he has eve...
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Moods

adventurous 86%
reflective 51%
emotional 50%
dark 45%
sad 44%
tense 25%
challenging 18%
funny 11%
mysterious 10%
hopeful 3%
inspiring 3%
relaxing 3%

Pace

medium 50%
slow 48%
fast 1%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 57% | A mix: 36% | Plot: 4% | N/A: 1%

Strong character development?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 10%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 25% | No: 12% | N/A: 7%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 47% | No: 34% | It's complicated: 13% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 21% | No: 19% | N/A: 3%

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3.8

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