What are the best Cormac McCarthy novels?

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    #1All the Pretty Horses

    All the Pretty Horses
    All the Pretty Horses is a wonderful book written by Cormac McCarthy that tells the adventures of three riders. This masterpiece will hook you from the first page!


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    Peter Larson
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "All the Pretty Horses is a book that has a great story line that will keep you pulled in if you love horses. I am a horse rider and what I really like the most about this book is the fact that it is not too long and has colorful characters. "
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    #2The Road

    The Road
    The Road is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Cormac McCarthy. It tells the story of a father and son walking through post-apocalyptic America to reach the coast. This is an ultimate story of survival in a desolate world.

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    Pranav Chauhan
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Cormac McCarthy is my favorite author and his best novel is The Road. It is a survival story about a father and son. It takes place in post-apocalyptic America."
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    #3Cities of the Plain (The Border Trilogy)

    Cities of the Plain (The Border Trilogy)
    Cities of the Plain by Cormac McCarthy tells the story about two cowboys in the Texas-Mexico border. With amazing descriptions and astonishing dialogues, this is the third and last book in The Border Trilogy series.


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    Elizabeth Simpson
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Last Summer I read Cities of the Plain by Cormac McCarthy and didn't really care much for it. The plot seemed easily guessed and the characters were not flushed out."
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    #4Outer Dark

    Outer Dark
    Set in an unknown place in Appalachia, this novel starts after a man leaves his sister's son in the woods, ans tells her he has died of natural causes. She finds out the truth, and decides to go look for him in the dark and creepy forest. 


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    Zhao Song
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "With so many great novels by Cormac McCarthy -- Blood Meridian, All the Pretty Horses, the Road -- it's hard to choose a best one. But I really liked Outer Dark for its moody portrayal of Appalachia and its spooky tale of a woman in search of her son. "
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    This book narrates the story of Conelius Suttree, a man who after living his whole life in the comfort of his wealthy family, suddenly found himself living in a houseboat on the Tennesee River, and how he managed to rise again. 


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    Summer Gao
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Suttree is an interesting novel from McCarthy that follows Conelius Suttree. He's a cool character and the text is definitely immersive."
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    #6The Crossing (The Border Trilogy)

    The Crossing (The Border Trilogy)
    The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy is a wonderful novel for adults that tells the adventures of a kid crossing the border from Mexico. It's the second book in The Border Trilogy series.


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    John Cao
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "The Border Trilogy are easily Cormac Mcarthy's best novels. My favorite and the best out of those has to be The Crossing. With its unique story telling of a kid crossing the border into Mexico, I couldn't keep my eyes off the pages."
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    #7The Stonemason

    The Stonemason

    The Stonemason: A Play in Five Acts is a dramatic and social commentary play written by bestselling author Cormac McCarthy. It was originally released in 1995. It is about four generations of African-American masons.


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    Vibhore Singhal
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "I love Cormac McCarthy. I have read so many of his books. I just finished The Stonemason. I was surprised I had not came across it before. I sure am glad I discovered it because it is now one of my favorites. "
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    #8Child of God

    Child of God
    This novel narrates the story of Lester Ballard, a man who after being falsely accused of rape, is freed from his hail and now haunts the hill country of East Tennessee, preying on the population with weird lusts. 


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    Daniel Rogers
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "I'd say No Country for Old Men, or The Road are some of the best Cormac McCarthy novels out there. With that being said Child of God is still a pretty decent novel, and if you're a fan of McCarthy, then you should check it out. "
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    #9Blood Meridian

    Blood Meridian
    Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy is a great book that tells about Texas-Mexico borderlands. The novel is set in the 1850s American West, and it is focuses on an adolescent known "The Kid".


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    Ralph Sanchez
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "Blood Meridian is probably my favorite Cormac McCarthy book. The book chronicles a young boy during the outlaw period in the Texas Mexico border wars. "
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    #10The Border Trilogy

    The Border Trilogy

    This wonderful trilogy, written by Cormac McCarthy, tells about the adventures of two friends in the Southwest and Mexico. With a unique writing style, this amazing story is divided into three books: All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, and Cities of the Plain.



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    Gary Ortiz
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "The Border Trilogy by Cormar McCarthy is full of adventures. It tells the tale of two friends in the US and Mexico. Provides a lot of fun and excitement. It is filled with humor, suspense and you grow with the main characters as well."


Best What are the best Cormac McCarthy novels
1All the Pretty HorsesBooks 15 Paid
2The RoadBooks 13 Paid
3Cities of the Plain (The Border Trilogy)Books 12 Paid
4Outer DarkBooks 10 Paid
5SuttreeBooks 7 Paid
6The Crossing (The Border Trilogy)Books 6 Paid
7The StonemasonBooks 4 Paid
8Child of GodBooks 3 Paid
9Blood MeridianBooks 1 Paid
10The Border TrilogyBooks 1 Paid

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