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Child of God - Cormac McCarthy
Child of God
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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... show more
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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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9780307762481 (0307762483)
Publisher: Vintage
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
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One for the Books
One for the Books rated it
4.0 Child of God
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
4.0 Child Of God by Cormac McCarthy
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
2.0 CHILD OF GOD BY: CORMAC MCCARTHY
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
5.0 Book Review: Child of God by Cormac McCarthy
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
JeffreyKeeten rated it
5.0 CHILD OF GOD BY CORMAC MCCARTHY
”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...
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