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Child of God

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By the author of the critically acclaimed Border Trilogy, "Child of God" is a taut, chilling novel that plumbs the depths of human degradation. ... Show synopsis

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  • Child of God (Vintage Books) – Trade paperback (1993)
    by Cormac McCarthy

    Child of God

    Trade paperback, Vintage Books
    1993
    English
    208 pages

    ISBN: 0679728740
    ISBN-13: 9780679728740

    A taut, chilling novel that plumbs the depths of human degradation, this is the story of Lester Ballard--a violent, dispossessed man, falsely accused of rape--who haunts the hill country of East Tennessee when he is released from jail, preying on the population with his strange lusts. Out of print since 1984.

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Overall customer rating: 4.500
Patrugb

Still the same

by Patrugb on Nov 26, 2009

Having lived in Sevier County since 1995, it's easy to see the insight behind this work. The basic underbelly has diminished, because of the 10 million tourists who visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park yearly, plus the construction of 10K cabins over the past decade, but the main characterization ... More

BreeniBooks1

Gritty and disconcerting

by BreeniBooks1 on Nov 24, 2007

I am late discovering the sparse prose of Cormac McCarthy, as his first book, The Orchard Keeper, was published in 1965, and here I am just beginning to explore this literary genius. Admittedly, my main motivation for seeking out this legendary author was a news story about controversy surrounding a ... More

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Jacque Az

Yeah, I can take creepy, but this one?

Yeah, wow, I've read a lot of Cormac McCarthy's books, and I really felt like I could "take" just about anything. His writing is truly, remarkably beautiful, even when it's about the most taboo topics our society has to offer. But do you think McCarthy takes it a little too far here? Are there ... More

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