All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
My rating: 2 of 5 stars
Meh. I expected a lot from McCarthy, and I wasn't that impressed. Maybe it's my passion for punctuation, but McCarthy's serious lack of punctuation was frustrating for me; I thought it was a bit pretentious. Also, the frequent Spanish dialogue was aggravating; McCarthy seems to expect almost too much out of his readers. As a reader--and an avid one at that--I didn't feel like McCarthy cared if I was there, figuratively speaking (and maybe he's one of those writers who doesn't care). The story was okay but sometimes seemed a little cliche. The plot didn't impress me much.
I'm not going to write McCarthy off completely, but I found this book more on the frustrating end of literature.
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