By Cormac McCarthy
The nationwide bestseller and the 1st quantity in Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy, the entire lovely Horses is the story of John Grady Cole, who at 16 unearths himself on the finish of a protracted line of Texas ranchers, bring to a halt from the single existence he has ever imagined for himself. With partners, he units off for Mexico on a occasionally idyllic, occasionally comedian trip to a spot the place desires are paid for in blood. Winner of the nationwide booklet Award for Fiction.
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The place looked like a cross between a bomb shelter and a set from Brazil ; silver snakes of ductwork and exhaust vents wound through the exposed rafters, and all of the chairs were ergonomically designed to be as stylishly uncomfortable as possible. Most of the people at the Retrograde were students. Two of them were students, from the Institute. She got in line behind them and folded her arms. I mean I’ve tried to talk to her, one of the students said. I mean I’ve honestly tried; I’ve run processes and everything.
34 JEANNE THORNTON I hate white Christmas lights, she said. They’re like Michael Bolton infomercials. They’re like a man explaining to you how to do your taxes. They’re like throwing up in ivory bathrooms. I don’t know what I mean. Which of these describes your sister the best? Robbie asked, rummaging somewhere else in the room. Water, earth, air, or fire? Water, she said, closing her eyes. Pressure on the comforter beside her as he got back on the bed. What do you want to ask about? Robbie said.
Oh, it’s too funny to tell you, she said. It’s too funny for words. It’s so funny veins would pop in our brains and like that we’d become vegetables. We’d never stop laughing again. He took a breath then; she turned to look at him, startled, and here he was, hovering over her, his bony head blotting out the lights—suddenly she realized what he thought was going on, oh God—here he was pressing his face against hers. Stubble on his lips like pimentos in a salad. Sour saliva and rough and clumsy and all a waste of her time.
All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, Book 1) by Cormac McCarthy