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John Grady Cole is the last bewildered survivor of long generations of Texas ranchers. Finding himself cut off from the only life he has ever wanted, he sets out for Mexico with his friend, Lacey Rawlins.

Befriending a third boy on the way, they find a country beyond their imagining: barren and beautiful, rugged yet cruelly civilised.... A place where dreams are paid for in blood.

©1992 Cormac McCarthy (P)1992 Recorded Books Inc

Critic Reviews

"One of the greatest American novels of this or any time." ( Guardian)
"A darkly shining work...executed with consummate skill and much subtlety - the effect is magnificent." ( Observer)
"An exhilarating, exceptional novel." ( Spectator)

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  • jon
  • 09-25-16

A very good story with great content.<br />

I'll remember this one for a long time for the story and how it's told.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-14-18

hypnotic

A timeless story written beautifully and narated so well its hard to put down. Life is both cruel and beutiful a cliche but doesnt stop it from being true.

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  • Helen Esdaile
  • 04-15-18

Outstanding

I don’t have the skill to write a review deserving of this book.
Extraordinary, heartbreaking, brutal and raw.
I am forever changed.