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Cormac McCarthy's West by James Bell
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The Devil All the Time by Donald Ray Pollock
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Knockemstiff by Donald Ray Pollock
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The Sunset Limited by Cormac McCarthy
The Sunset Limited
by Cormac McCarthy
read in April, 2011
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Black and White. They are the characters by name and race, but the negative in outlook. I admired the dialogue and shouldn't have expected a resolution. It's a pretty reasonable outcome from a dialogue between nihilism and protestant christianity. No ...more
The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy
“a bad map is worse than no map at all for it engendered in the traveler a false confidence and might easily cause him to set aside these instincts which would otherwise guide him if he would but place himself in their care. He said that to follow a false map was to invite disaster. He gestured at the sketching in the dirt. As if to invite them to behold its futility. The second man on the bench nodded his agreement in this and said that the map in question was a folly and that the dogs in the street would piss upon it.”
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“If people saw the world for what it truly is. Saw their lives for what they truly are. Without dreams or illusions. I don't believe they could offer the first reason why they should not elect to die as soon as possible.”
Cormac McCarthy
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Cormac McCarthy
“The closest bonds we will ever know are bonds of grief. The deepest community one of sorrow.”
Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

Cormac McCarthy
“a bad map is worse than no map at all for it engendered in the traveler a false confidence and might easily cause him to set aside these instincts which would otherwise guide him if he would but place himself in their care. He said that to follow a false map was to invite disaster. He gestured at the sketching in the dirt. As if to invite them to behold its futility. The second man on the bench nodded his agreement in this and said that the map in question was a folly and that the dogs in the street would piss upon it.”
Cormac McCarthy, The Crossing

Cormac McCarthy
“I didn't mean I'd seen everything, John Grady said.
I know you didn't.
I just meant I'd seen some things I'd as soon not of.
I know it. There's hard lessons in this world.
What's the hardest?
I dont know. Maybe it's just that when things are gone they're gone. They aint comin back.
Yessir.”
Cormac McCarthy, Cities of the Plain

Cormac McCarthy
“If you dont respect me what must you think of yourself?”
Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men

Cormac McCarthy
“You think God looks out for people?...I do. Way the world is. Somebody can wake up and sneeze somewhere in Arkansas or some damn place and before you're done there's wars and ruination and all hell. You don't know what's goin to happen. I'd say He's just about go to. I don't believe we'd make it a day otherwise.”
Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses

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