Blood Meridian, Or, The Evening Redness in the WestBook - 2001
Cormac McCarthy's masterwork, Blood Meridian, chronicles the brutal world of the Texas-Mexico borderlands in the mid-nineteenth century. Its wounded hero, the teenage Kid, must confront the extraordinary violence of the Glanton gang, a murderous cadre on an official mission to scalp Indians and sell those scalps. Loosely based on fact, the novel represents a genius vision of the historical West, one so fiercely realized that since its initial publication in 1985 the canon of American literature has welcomed Blood Meridian to its shelf.
"A classic American novel of regeneration through violence," declares Michael Herr. "McCarthy can only be compared to our greatest writers."
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SCL_Justin Dec 18, 2018
This is a story about violence and about, well, not about how it changes a person, because the Kid in this tale doesn't really seem to change that much, but about what it is like to live immersed in it, to be a person who seeks out violence and war and what it is like to survive it. This is a wes... Read More »
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Violence: Blood Meridian is the most violent book I have ever read written by the bloodiest author I have ever read.
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