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The Son - Philipp Meyer
The Son
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Philipp Meyer, the acclaimed author of American Rust, returns with The Son: an epic of the American West and a multigenerational saga of power, blood, land, and oil that follows the rise of one unforgettable Texas family, from the Comanche raids of the 1800s to the to the oil booms of the 20th... show more
Philipp Meyer, the acclaimed author of American Rust, returns with The Son: an epic of the American West and a multigenerational saga of power, blood, land, and oil that follows the rise of one unforgettable Texas family, from the Comanche raids of the 1800s to the to the oil booms of the 20th century.Harrowing, panoramic, and deeply evocative, The Son is a fully realized masterwork in the greatest tradition of the American canon—an unforgettable novel that combines the narrative prowess of Larry McMurtry with the knife-edge sharpness of Cormac McCarthy.
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Format: papier
ISBN: 9780062120397 (0062120395)
ASIN: 62120395
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages no: 576
Edition language: English
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Toni
Toni rated it
5.0 "The Son", by Philipp Meyer
This is partly an historical novel about the rise of an oil and ranching dynasty. Le plot spans some 150 years and it concentrates on one proudly purebred south Texan family the McCullough. It showcases in a very dramatic way how each generation faces unique challenges. This 2014 Pulitzer Prize for ...
Joanne
Joanne rated it
This might be a good book, maybe if I was reading instead of listening to the audiobook I would have liked it, but I gave it two days and it just couldn't hold my interest.
blackguysdoread
blackguysdoread rated it
2.0 The Son
I tried to like this novel. The premise sounds like something I'd love. Multi-generational story told in parallel narratives, exploring the creation of myths and legends, and how the experiences of one man can affect future generations. The central story, of a young teenage boy who is kidnapped by C...
Yuki
Yuki rated it
4.0 The Son
It's beautifully written, for sure. It was hard to bring to life this Texan family saga, I can imagine. But as much as I loved the 2/3 of the book, I hated the ending.
AnimeJune's Obsessions
AnimeJune's Obsessions rated it
3.0 The Son
Just okay. Interesting enough for me to keep reading, but it didn't resonate in any way.
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