If there\u2019s one McCarthy book to read after you\u2019ve recovered from the emotional trauma of\u00a0The Road, it\u2019s\u00a0The Border Trilogy. Not a light read, the trilogy consists of -\u00a0All the Pretty Horses,\u00a0The Crossing\u00a0and\u00a0Cities of the Plain, but the reader\u2019s perseverance is undoubtedly rewarded ten-fold. Exploring brotherhood, what it means to be a man, and relentless passion, in McCarthy\u2019s signature stark and unforgiving style, these books are an unforgettable tribute to masculinity.\r\n\r\nAll The Pretty Horses\u00a0follows John Grady Cole as he leaves his hometown behind in search of the cowboy life.\u00a0The Crossing\u00a0captures the adventures of young Billy Parham, as he journeys to the mountains of Mexico. These two books \u2013 standalone masterpiece stories in their own rights, are brought together in\u00a0Cities of the Plain\u00a0for a climactic and poignant vision of brotherhood and loyalty.\r\n\r\nThe first novel of the trilogy, \u2018All the Pretty Horses\u2019.\r\n\r\n\u201cRead this novel soon. Read all three novels in the right order. For the sacramental grandeur of the prose, for the mystery of the hard lives that make possible a soft tenderness, for the undeniable satisfaction of watching a great story come to completion in three breathtaking acts\u201d \u2013 The Observer.\r\n\r\nSo, if you\u2019re after a McCarthy fix after reading\u00a0The Road\u00a0for the billionth time, this is it. And we guarantee, you won\u2019t be disappointed.