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...more


Average rating: 3.98 · 634,822 ratings · 50,020 reviews · 26 distinct works · Similar authors
The Road
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 390,574 ratings — published 2006 — 156 editions
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No Country for Old Men
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 75,825 ratings — published 2005 — 87 editions
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Blood Meridian, or the Even...
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 49,746 ratings — published 1985 — 83 editions
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All the Pretty Horses (The ...
3.93 of 5 stars 3.93 avg rating — 49,395 ratings — published 1992 — 85 editions
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The Crossing (The Border Tr...
4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 16,544 ratings — published 1994 — 45 editions
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Child of God
3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 13,095 ratings — published 1973 — 37 editions
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Cities of the Plain (The Bo...
4.04 of 5 stars 4.04 avg rating — 10,756 ratings — published 1998 — 47 editions
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Suttree
4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 9,327 ratings — published 1979 — 31 editions
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Outer Dark
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 7,193 ratings — published 1968 — 27 editions
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The Border Trilogy: All the...
4.43 of 5 stars 4.43 avg rating — 3,461 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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Our genre for May is literary/general fiction. Please vote for the selection you would like to read. Poll will be up for one week. Last day to vote will be Tuesday, April 8.

The Stone Diaries The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields Carol Shields
 
  4 votes, 25.0%

Bel Canto Bel Canto by Ann Patchett Ann Patchett
 
  3 votes, 18.8%

A Thousand Acres A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley Jane Smiley
 
  3 votes, 18.8%

Love in the Time of Cholera Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
 
  2 votes, 12.5%

The Alchemist The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho Paulo Coelho
 
  1 vote, 6.3%

The Invisible Circus The Invisible Circus by Jennifer Egan Jennifer Egan
 
  1 vote, 6.3%

The Golden Notebook The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing Doris Lessing
 
  1 vote, 6.3%

The Master The Master by Colm Tóibín Colm Tóibín
 
  1 vote, 6.3%

All the Pretty Horses All the Pretty Horses (The Border Trilogy, #1) by Cormac McCarthy Cormac McCarthy
 
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Green Knight The Green Knight by Iris Murdoch Iris Murdoch
 
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