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Old 03-29-2011, 02:26 AM   #1501
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Finally broke down and bought it, love it so far.

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Old 03-29-2011, 04:19 PM   #1502
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A book that i'm reading ?
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:23 PM   #1503
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:41 PM   #1504
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so, just finished mccarthy's child of god. WHat an insanely good writer that guy is that he can make you feel empathy for a necrophile hillbilly. Damn, what a good and quick read.


I am now reading his book, The outer dark.

Before these books I had pretty much only read his later novels (which tend to focus on the west/texas), whereas his first 4 or so are all set in TN and surrounding environs. He is cementing himself as my favorite living author.
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Old 03-29-2011, 04:43 PM   #1505
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so, just finished mccarthy's child of god. WHat an insanely good writer that guy is that he can make you feel empathy for a necrophile hillbilly. Damn, what a good and quick read.


I am now reading his book, The outer dark.

Before these books I had pretty much only read his later novels (which tend to focus on the west/texas), whereas his first 4 or so are all set in TN and surrounding environs. He is cementing himself as my favorite living author.

Funny, I read Child of God last week. Needless to say I loved it.
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Funny, I read Child of God last week. Needless to say I loved it.
yep, I picked it up from the library that day after you recommended it.
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:17 PM   #1507
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yep, I picked it up from the library that day after you recommended it.
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:29 PM   #1508
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so, just finished mccarthy's child of god. WHat an insanely good writer that guy is that he can make you feel empathy for a necrophile hillbilly. Damn, what a good and quick read.


I am now reading his book, The outer dark.

Before these books I had pretty much only read his later novels (which tend to focus on the west/texas), whereas his first 4 or so are all set in TN and surrounding environs. He is cementing himself as my favorite living author.

co-signed. loved blood meridian, some great elements of that book. finished all the pretty horses awhile ago and still looking forward to finishing the other books of the trilogy.



about 1/3 of the way through this. he's a terrrrrrific writer, albeit a slow moving one. every review i've read(and there are lots, this book was hella hyped round the time of it's release) comments on how un-likable the characters are, but so far i am loving the dad for some reason.
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co-signed. loved blood meridian, some great elements of that book. finished all the pretty horses awhile ago and still looking forward to finishing the other books of the trilogy.



about 1/3 of the way through this. he's a terrrrrrific writer, albeit a slow moving one. every review i've read(and there are lots, this book was hella hyped round the time of it's release) comments on how un-likable the characters are, but so far i am loving the dad for some reason.
Yeah, BM is my favorite (currently have it on cd, but I am not really a book listener). The crossing is the best of the trilogy and all the pretty horses might be the weakest (though still an incredible book). I still have never made it through the movie version of it. Cities of the plain (?), the last one, is also great.

At this point, the only ones I havent read are suttree and the orchard keeper (which is apparently so faulkneresque that its a little untrue to him, though I will withhold judgement until I actually read it).
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Yeah, BM is my favorite (currently have it on cd, but I am not really a book listener). The crossing is the best of the trilogy and all the pretty horses might be the weakest (though still an incredible book). I still have never made it through the movie version of it. Cities of the plain (?), the last one, is also great.

At this point, the only ones I havent read are suttree and the orchard keeper (which is apparently so faulkneresque that its a little untrue to him, though I will withhold judgement until I actually read it).
I actually read Confession of a Rogue by sam chamberlin, which is the only written source (in english anyways) for information about the glanton gang. All the end of the blood meridian is true and judge holden is a real person, though there is no real record of him outside of that book.
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I actually read Confession of a Rogue by sam chamberlin, which is the only written source (in english anyways) for information about the glanton gang. All the end of the blood meridian is true and judge holden is a real person, though there is no real record of him outside of that book.

i actually had a few false starts with reading BM before i finished it cover to cover. it was the slow moving pace, violence and super descriptive language that got me. still though, within the last few years i don't think i have encountered a character as intriguing and downright brilliant as judge holden. the chapter with the expriest describing how the gang met him in the middle of the desert and holden saving them from the savages, is just gold (Hush now. The man will hear ye. He's ears like a fox.) just great writing.

speaking of movie adaptions, i see there has been a supposed remake of BM in the pipeline for years now. i don't see how they could pay it true justice if it was a hollywood release although i hope to held mistaken.,
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Yeah, BM is my favorite (currently have it on cd, but I am not really a book listener). The crossing is the best of the trilogy and all the pretty horses might be the weakest (though still an incredible book). I still have never made it through the movie version of it. Cities of the plain (?), the last one, is also great.

At this point, the only ones I havent read are suttree and the orchard keeper (which is apparently so faulkneresque that its a little untrue to him, though I will withhold judgement until I actually read it).

That seems to be a commonplace among McCarthy's critics. The edition of Child of God I read came with a little intro, mainly a brief bio of the author and a short analysis of his stile and body of work. Well, it wasn't more than 10 pages long and I swear "Faulkner" or "faulkneresque" was written about 7-8 times. By the way, that book made me very curious about the landscape of that particular area.
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Old 03-29-2011, 10:25 PM   #1513
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That seems to be a commonplace among McCarthy's critics. The edition of Child of God I read came with a little intro, mainly a brief bio of the author and a short analysis of his stile and body of work. Well, it wasn't more than 10 pages long and I swear "Faulkner" or "faulkneresque" was written about 7-8 times. By the way, that book made me very curious about the landscape of that particular area.

He's much better than Faulkner. I'm born and raised in the American South and believe me to say anything bad about Faulkner is to say you don't like God, but I hate Faulkner. I've always thought of him as a poor man's James Joyce. Contrived and full of shit.

McCarthy, on the other hand has evolved into the most important contemporary writer of our time, imo. If you follow his works you see a teller of fantastic stories to a teller of fables to a witness of the human experience under extraordinary experiences. His works follow you in your conscience long after you've read them.
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:02 AM   #1514
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A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin - 10/10

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