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Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West

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Blood Meridian is an epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, brilliantly subverting the conventions of ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000
reader201999

Excellent

by reader201999 on Sep 22, 2011

Cormac is as always an excellent novelist, sometimes overemphasizing the horror of the human condition but always with a purpose. I fear we will repeat the mistakes of the past, present, and future until this past becomes the future. More

jimpickens

THE GRAND GUIGNOL OF WESTERN NOVELS

by jimpickens on Aug 6, 2008

This book is a masterpiece in western literature. Set in 1850s southwest Cormac McCarthy does an excellent job of telling the story of a 14 year old saddle tramp who drifts around until he winds up joining up with a band of would be Indian fighters heading to Mexico to fight Apaches but meet their ... More

Texan

Blood Meridan: McCarthy's Masterpiece

by Texan on Jul 22, 2007

Cormac McCarthy?s Blood Meridian is a novel that explores and comments on human nature through violence. Its rich and varied characters wend their way through episode after episode that both confirms and undermines the idea that violence and murder are the result of basic human nature. The book?s ... More

youngblasarius
by youngblasarius on Apr 26, 2007

The most brutal and truthful account of American westward expansion. The Western as apocalypse; the Old Testament of Westerns. The blood comes thick and fast; the Judge the most charismatic Devil since Milton. Learn to make gunpowder from bat guano, see the motley crusading natives decimate a herd ... More

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