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The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy
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Jun 11, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: fiction
Read from June 11 to 21, 2012

With Cormac McCarthy its always a case of I liked the story and I really liked the language, I like the way he writes but it is true he has a pessimistic nature and so its difficult to be much more exuberant about a novel whose major theme is futility. But I do love to read his stories - although I'm not tempted by 'Blood Meridian' due to the violence (and the recurring comments that agree they couldn't make sense of that aspect). Since I'm an optimist and theres no half star option I'm going to give it 4 stars.

This is the second in the trilogy and I loved the first book 'All the Pretty Horses'. Also enjoyed 'No Country for Old Men' and psyching myself up for the bleakness of 'The Road'.

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message 1: by Rowena (new)

Rowena I've been thinking of giving McCarthy a go. I think I will now :)

Claire McAlpine 'All the Pretty Horses' is a good one to start with, I think it is a wonderful story and beautifully written.

message 3: by Rowena (new)

Rowena Thanks Claire! I'll begin with that one.

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