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The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy
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Aug 07, 2011

really liked it
Read from August 07 to 16, 2011

I almost put this book down. The first part was very disturbing. I find it difficult to read any description of animal cruelty. The painful impression stays with me for a long time. But in any case, I was glad that I persevered. The tale of loss in the familiar Cormac McCarthy locale of rural Mexico held me in its grip. The story was punctuated with weighty philosophical issues; is there a god, does evil exist, what is the relation of tangible objects to human history. But a relationship between young brothers, Bill and Boyd was the main focus, and it was poignant and unbearably sad. To read this tale is to experience the wildness and freedom of the open range as it once was.

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Marty Selnick I felt the same way about the beginning of this book....very painful to read. His books are quite wonderful after all.

Florence I'm glad I stuck with this one. I agree that CC is a wonderful writer.

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