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Review: Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

User Review  - Bo Boswell - Goodreads

The feel-good story of the year! Fun for the whole family! No, not exactly. This was a brutal story. It was hard to connect with any of the characters. The plot was hard to follow. Some of the ... Read full review

Review: Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

User Review  - Josh Hylton - Goodreads

This is by far my favorite non-fantasy fiction book - dethroning even the magnificent For Whom The Bell Tolls which was easily my prior favorite. I can't stop re-reading this book, either. Cormac ... Read full review

Review: Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

User Review  - Davis - Goodreads

McCarthy's 1985 western epic begins and ends in the second person present tense, bringing a foreign and hellish tale full-circle in an immediate and personal way for the reader. It's a catchy and very ... Read full review

Review: Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

User Review  - Thomas Applegarth - Goodreads

I can sure appreciate how McCarthy brilliantly uses prose throughout the novel. However, the novel just gets choked by it, to the point where you're slogging through it and only get interrupted by the ... Read full review

Review: Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

User Review  - Derek J - Goodreads

A grisly historical, blood-dripping, scalp-ripped, travelogue, haunted by a mystery man (alien, time-traveler?), in which readers are immersed in the horrors of lawless society, set against McCarthy's ... Read full review

Review: Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

User Review  - Roderick Ryan - Goodreads

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Review: Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

User Review  - Jay - Goodreads

"Words are things. The words he is in possession of he cannot be deprived of. Their authority transcends his ignorance of their meaning." p. 85 "Books lie, he said. God don't lie. No, said the judge ... Read full review

Review: Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

User Review  - Stefan Poth - Goodreads

Holy cow that was the most violent thing I have ever read. I almost put the book down permanently several times, but the quality of the writing had me hooked. Read full review

Review: Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

User Review  - Roger - Goodreads

No less a person than Harold Bloom has included this book in the pantheon of American literature, claiming that it is the equal of Moby Dick and As I Lay Dying, which is great praise indeed. And who ... Read full review

Review: Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

The best novel I have ever read. Absolutely essential. McCarthy mercilessly strips away our illusions and pretensions, revealing all of civilization and life as mechanisms to bring about death and ... Read full review

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