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Child of God by Cormac McCarthy
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May 23, 12

bookshelves: read-2012
Read from May 21 to 22, 2012

Having read the Border Trilogy books and The Road I love McCarthy's writing; the Border Trilogy books are amongst my favourite books ever. Child of God is much much darker with the main character, Lester Ballard, who is never going to win any popularity contests - unless there is one for rather anti-social necrophilic murderers. The writing is sparse but the descriptions and dialogue are vivid and despite our friend Lester being impossible to like on any level whatsoever I did reluctantly feel sorry for him, which is all credit to the writing. I might even tackle Blood Meridian next. Then again...
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