Cormac McCarthy

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Cormac McCarthy

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in Providence, Rhode Island, The United States
July 20, 1933

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Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist and playwright. He has written ten novels in the Southern Gothic, western, and post-apocalyptic genres and has also written plays and screenplays. He received the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for The Road, and his 2005 novel No Country for Old Men was adapted as a 2007 film of the same name, which won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.

His earlier Blood Meridian (1985) was among Time Magazine's poll of 100 best English-language books published between 1925 and 2005 and he placed joint runner-up for a similar title in a poll taken in 2006 by The New York Times of the best American fiction published in the last 25 years. Literary critic Harold Bloom named him as one of the four major American novelis
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Average rating: 3.98 · 716,021 ratings · 53,491 reviews · 21 distinct works · Similar authors
The Road
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 440,621 ratings — published 2006 — 167 editions
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No Country for Old Men
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 84,502 ratings — published 2005 — 87 editions
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Blood Meridian, or the Even...
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 56,878 ratings — published 1985 — 85 editions
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All the Pretty Horses (The ...
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 55,085 ratings — published 1992 — 90 editions
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The Crossing (The Border Tr...
4.1 of 5 stars 4.10 avg rating — 18,425 ratings — published 1994 — 50 editions
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Child of God
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 15,539 ratings — published 1973 — 42 editions
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Cities of the Plain (The Bo...
4.05 of 5 stars 4.05 avg rating — 12,031 ratings — published 1996 — 47 editions
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Suttree
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 10,518 ratings — published 1979 — 34 editions
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Outer Dark
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 8,219 ratings — published 1968 — 30 editions
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The Border Trilogy: All the...
4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 3,833 ratings — published 1994 — 15 editions
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“You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.”
Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men

“You forget what you want to remember, and you remember what you want to forget.”
Cormac McCarthy, The Road

“Scars have the strange power to remind us that our past is real.”
Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

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Aug. 15-Oct. 15 Group HF Series

Boudica Series: Dreaming the Eagle by Manda Scott- 4 books
 
  6 votes, 20.7%

Welsh Princes Series: Here be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman- 3 books
 
  6 votes, 20.7%

King Raven Series: Hood by Stephen R. Lawhead- 3 books
 
  3 votes, 10.3%

William Marshall Series: The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick- 5 books
 
  3 votes, 10.3%

The Josephine Bonaparte Collection: The Many Lives & Secret Sorrows of Josephine B. by Sandra Gulland- 3 books
 
  2 votes, 6.9%

The Border Trilogy: All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy- 3 books
 
  2 votes, 6.9%

Guinevere Trilogy: Guinevere by Sharan Newman- 3 books
 
  2 votes, 6.9%

The D'Artagnan Romances: The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas- 7 books
 
  1 vote, 3.4%

Temeraire Series: His Majesty's Dragon by Naomi Novik- 8 books
 
  1 vote, 3.4%

Asian Saga: King Rat by James Clavell- 7 books
 
  1 vote, 3.4%

 
  1 vote, 3.4%

Warlord Chronicles Series: The Winter King by Bernard Cornwell- 3 books
 
  1 vote, 3.4%

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