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by Cormac McCarthy
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One for the Books
One for the Books rated it 5 years ago
Ok. I think this was a pretty good book overall because it definitely questions humanity and pushes the envelope. The story is kind of fast paced but jagged. There are long, poetic descriptions of nature that juxtapose with the cruelty that is actually happening. This book although short was not a q...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 5 years ago
bookshelves: autumn-2014, serial-killer, shortstory-shortstories-novellas, southern, fraudio, gothic, tennessee, lit-richer, lifestyles-deathstyles, look-behind-you, chase-me-chase-me, necrophilia, casual-violence, author-love, doo-lally, eye-scorcher, mystery-thriller, ouch, rape, recreational-hom...
99 problems, and a book ain't one
99 problems, and a book ain't one rated it 6 years ago
Well this was my first Cormac McCarthy book....now I kind of wish I would have tried another one first. I was super excited to start this because I had a friend recommend it to me, and sing it's praises relentlessly. Unfortunately I did not have the same feelings. I will say that McCarthy is a ...
Book Sand Worm
Book Sand Worm rated it 6 years ago
The Basics Lester Ballard has never really been all there or fit into the community like he should. Now having lost everything, he’s forsaking what little restraint he may have had. My Thoughts This book was absolutely excellent. McCarthy is an intensely clever writer, and it kept hitting me a...
JeffreyKeeten rated it 6 years ago
”The dumpkeeper had spawned nine daughters and named them out of an old medical dictionary gleaned from the rubbish he picked. Uretha, Cerebella, Hernia Sue.They moved like cats and like cats in heat attracted surrounding swains to their midden until the old man used to go out at night and fire a sh...
Booklog rated it 6 years ago
I don't think I was in the right frame of mind to properly enjoy or digest this. I'm a huge fan of McCarthy, but this one was a touch too surreal for me. He went all in on the Southern Gothic front and it was way too heavy for me given all the other things I'm trying to digest. Of course, being McCa...
Bonnie rated it 6 years ago
Review to come.
The Book Devourer
The Book Devourer rated it 6 years ago
Well, Mr. McCarthy, you've done it again. Another creepy and well-wrought (and fan of rotting) character to wallow through the mud after. Your writing lends lyricism and beauty to the environment, but the rest of it is all like the worst of humanity all combined. All I can say is, Eww. And I hope t...
Yuki rated it 7 years ago
It was a long way down to the bottom of the river.
jonafras rated it 7 years ago
Utterly beautiful... although also absolutely horrifying.
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