Child of God

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Random House, 1974 - Fiction - 197 pages
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Intense. Gorgeous prose as always. - Goodreads
Disturbing and sometimes hard to read but awesome - Goodreads
I love McCarthy's writing style. - Goodreads
No plot, no propose, just random "horrors." - Goodreads
wow. flawless storytelling. - Goodreads
Spare text, disturbing images, driving pace. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Buffalobill421 - Goodreads

A truly gifted writer. Read full review

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User Review  - Meghan - Goodreads

McCarthy, you've done it again! For some reason I would find myself disgusted, yet intrigued endlessly, and then notice I was already guiltily rereading... Everyone loves a good ending and progression- this one has them both! Read full review

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About the author (1974)

Cormac McCarthy was born in Providence, Rhode Island on July 20, 1933. He attended the University of Tennessee, but interrupted his studies for four years to join the U.S. Air Force. His first novel, The Orchard Keeper, was published in 1965. His other works include Outer Dark, Child of God, Suttree, and Blood Meridian. All the Pretty Horses, the first part of the Border Trilogy, which also includes The Crossing and Cities of the Plains, won the National Book Award in 1992. His novel No Country for Old Men was adapted into a film in 2007. He won the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for The Road. He has also written plays and screenplays.

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