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

User Review  - Fred - Goodreads

How much violence can you absorb to appreciate some truly luminous prose. Cormac Mcarthy is a superior writer; his images stay with you and his dialogue usually rings very true especially when two ... Read full review

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

User Review  - David Oyer - Goodreads

Lost interest somewhere in the 200s--as such a fan of a couple of his other books, I'm confused why this is supposedly the big one. Just repetitive and dull. I can only handle so many Indian massacres. The writing, however, is of course very good. Read full review

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

User Review  - Randal White - Goodreads

Reading this was, at times, hard work. I honestly grew tired of the killing. It was a bloodbath from beginning to end. And, not being very plot driven, it was hard to see where it was all going. The ... Read full review

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

User Review  - BHodges - Goodreads

"The evening's progress will not appear strange or unusual even to those who question the rightness of the events so ordered." the judge It's not my favorite McCarthy novel I've read, but that's in ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Samantha - Goodreads

Was somewhat tedious at times and not really worth it in the end. It's something you could read if you're really super into westerns, or history, or something along those lines. If you still feel like ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Dallin - Goodreads

Irreclaimable in its darkness, Blood Meridian abandons the reader in country where lesser evils flee at the feet of their principal, where the light of hope burns only bright enough to reveal the form ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Rana - Goodreads

This isnt a book for everyone. This book shocked me and it rattled my core. It is a harsh reality of what we humans are capable of, a violent masterpiece. There is no happiness in these pages, but i just couldn't put it down towards the end. The sky is red in the west. Read full review

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

User Review  - Joshua Davisson - Goodreads

Violence, for the sake of violence, is the only substitute when order takes a sabbatical. To seek pleasure or avoid pain. Or both. But in this pursuit one's violence may be tested against another's ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Abby - Goodreads

I had a very difficult time getting through this book because of the violence and gore, but I pressed on because the language is so beautiful. I rarely mark passages, but I did in this book. I'm a big fan of landscape artistry, and McCarthy is one of the best I've ever read. Read full review

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

User Review  - Liz Bot - Goodreads

Not my favorite. A little verbose. Violent but dull. Maybe too Faulkner-esque. Read full review

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