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Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy
Blood Meridian
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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 the Western novel and the mythology of the Wild West. Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, it traces... show more
"Blood Meridian" is an epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, brilliantly subverting the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the Wild West. Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, it traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennesseean who stumbles into a nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780330510943 (330510940)
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 353
Edition language: English
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Shiftyj1
Shiftyj1 rated it
1.0 Blood Meridian
I have tried multiple times to get thru this long winded, pretentious, repetitive and boring "masterpiece of American literature." I thought I was defective for not loving it (since it got a zillion 5 star reviews), but nope...I hate it and am finally at peace with my judgment.
Flicker Reads
Flicker Reads rated it
5.0
There is no way to encompass this book in a few pithy phrases. I'll be thinking about this one for some time.
And now for something completely wordy...
And now for something completely wordy... rated it
1.0 Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West
I'm gunna be harsh. Why not? McCarthy is. I novel is hanged with the fancy rope so many other reviewers extravagantly embroider for it: monotony, flatness, and one-dimensionality. Hold on there illiterate scum, you say, what about all that blood dripping symbolism (and bold historical perspective). ...
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it
3.0 Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy
4/4 - I've read 23 pages and have come to the conclusion that I need to start again in order to comprehend this better and so I can start a glossary. I've already come across enough unfamiliar words in the 23 pages that I've read that I can't remember them all - I need to write them down. Here is a ...
Books are Alibis
Books are Alibis rated it
2.0 Blood Meridian
Finally I finished this godforsaken book. It would be 1 stars if not for the setting which I kind of enjoyed. I disliked everything else about this book. Urgh, what a waste of time.
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