What was All the Pretty Horses about?
It's set in the 40's Texas and it's about two boyhood friends who, after a series of misfortunes at one of their fathers' farms, set out to Mexico to find work as cowboys. A young kid they meet tags along, but his horse is stolen and the two friends help him get it back. Soon after, the two find work, but the issue of the stolen horse, as well as the daughter of the family for which they work, starts to cause some serious problems for them.
It was made into a movie in I think 2000, directed by Billy Bob Thorton, who I think was in it as well as Matt Damon and Penelope Cruz. The movie is a whole different beast than the book. It's only ok. I'd skip it and read the book, especially if you're a McCarthy fan. Although, like I said before, it's a bit more frustrating of a read than The Road.