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Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
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Feb 18, 2010

liked it
bookshelves: couldn-t-finish
Read in November, 2009

Having had this recommended to me by a good friend, I so wanted to enjoy it but, though McCarthy's use of language and talent as a storyteller are superb, I found the unrelenting violence of the narrative too hard-going. If it really is a realistic depiction of that era in American history, I'm surprised there are any men left. If you're looking for a superb writer to study technique and craft then I recommend it, but if you'd prefer to read something for enjoyment, this isn't it.
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