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Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
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Aug 05, 2008

really liked it
Read in August, 2008

I was surprised by how much I liked this book. I have stayed away from Cormac Mccarthy because of his penchant for violence. This was indeed a very violent book, but his style of writing pulled me in from the beginning. It was sometimes hard to follow, I had to re-read some passages several times. But that is part of what made it so very interesting. Here is an example:

"The judge tilted his great head. The man who believes that the secrets of this world are forever hidden lives in mystery and fear. Superstition will drag him down. The rain will erode the deeds of his life. But that man who sets himself the task of singling out the thread of order from the tapestry will by the decision alone have taken charge of the world and it is only by such taking charge that he will effect a way to dictate the terms of his own fate."

I would highly recommend this book/author.
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