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User Review  - dchaikin - LibraryThing

28. Suttree by Cormac McCarthy (1979, 471 page trade paperback, read Mar 23 - May 7) I have been dreading trying to review this. I just don't think I can capture it or do it justice. In very simple ... Read full review

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User Review  - danlai - LibraryThing

Supposing there be any soul to listen and you died tonight? They’d listen to my death. No final word? Last words are only words. I keep trying to think of things to say about this novel, about what it ... Read full review

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User Review  - jpporter - LibraryThing

There is not much you can say about Cormac McCarthy's work other than that he has the most unique and effective way of presenting reality of all contemporary authors. The most effective prose I've ... Read full review

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User Review  - thornton37814 - LibraryThing

McCarthy's writing is absolutely marvelous; however, the picture he paints with his words is very bleak. The work tells the story of Cornelius Suttree who gave up his regular more affluent life to ... Read full review

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User Review  - laytonwoman3rd - LibraryThing

McCarthy has the most remarkable command of the English language, and he uses it to the max in every sentence in this book. It is the story of a few rather brutal years in the life of Cornelius ... Read full review

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User Review  - lkernagh - LibraryThing

This is my first McCarthy read and I have to say, that man is one gifted writer! His skill at capturing time and place through the written word is apparent. Reading this I almost felt as though I was ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Cornelius Buddy Suttree shares the three-fold plight of nearly all Cormac McCarthy heroes: he is an unregenerate loner-outsider, his unwavering isolation is never fully accounted for, and his present ... Read full review

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User Review  - jastbrown - LibraryThing

This novel is wondrous! As someone who's been reading stories for well over half a century I feel qualified to say that this novel, stacked up against every other written, is unique! I think that if ... Read full review

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Suttree is much more simplistic than The Border Trilogy, and No Country for Old Men. Consequently, the language is not as beautiful. McCarthy, in writing Suttree, was only honing his skill towards greatness.

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User Review  - Michael.Xolotl - LibraryThing

Flotsam, beautiful but barnacled, floating and crashing down the river. Read full review

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