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Suttree by Cormac McCarthy
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Jun 07, 08

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Suttree was the best book I've read in a long time. McCarthy has the most amazing gift for bringing subject matter to life -- in this case, it was the squalor and dark and dank and nastiness and struggle of the setting of this book, in the 50's in Knoxville, Tennessee, on the wrong side of town.
There were parts that were so hilarious that I could still laugh thinking about them (don't want to give it away).
The format of this book is so moch more rich than the bare-bones (but also fantastic) The Road by the same author.
Somehow McCarthy conveys a feeling of incredible starkness, whether he is being descriptive or sparse.
He is definitely one of my favorite authors, after reading only two of his books, and now I plan to read all the rest of them, as time allows.
I also hear tell that a movie version of The Road is coming out next year (yay!)
Reading anything else after McCarthy just seems flat and lifeless. To me, this is the best measure of a good book.
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Malia Snavely I am very excited to read this now!!


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