Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy
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Blood Meridian

Updated: 2 Mar 2020
"The fulfilled renown of Moby-Dick and of As I Lay Dying is augmented by Blood Meridian, since Cormac McCarthy is the worthy disciple both of Melville and Faulkner," writes esteemed literary scholar Harold Bloom in his Introduction to the Modern Library edition. "I venture that no other living American novelist, not even Pynchon, has given us a book as strong and memorable."Cormac McCarthy's masterwork, Blood Meridian, chronicles the brutal world of the Texas-Mexico borderlands in the mid-nineteenth century. Its wounded hero, the teenage Kid, must confront the extraordinary violence of the Glanton gang, a murderous cadre on an official mission to scalp Indians and sell those scalps. Loosely based on fact, the novel represents a genius vision of the historical West, one so fiercely realized that since its initial publication in 1985 the canon of American literature has welcomed Blood Meridian to its shelf. "A classic American novel of regeneration through violence," declares Michael Herr. "McCarthy can only be compared to our greatest writers."
Athlete, Writer
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31 FLIISTs
7 months ago
The other book that I've read multiple times is Blood Meridian. Tim Ferriss: I don’t know that one. Jocko Willink: It’s written by Cormac McCarthy. Tim Ferriss: Oh, fantastic writer.
Actress
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11 months ago
Patton Oswalt recommended this book to me when I mentioned that I'd just finished The Handmaid's Tale. So, maybe that dude wants to ruin my life? The language is dense and gorgeous and the subject matter is some of the most horrifying stuff I've ever had to reckon with. If you loved the film The Proposition but wish it had given you more nightmares, this is the book for you.
Actor
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71 FLIISTs
10 months ago
This is the western to end all westerns. Its rich tableaux of the borderlands mixed with unrelenting violence creates an inimitable portrait of our country’s history.
Actor, TV presenter
3 followers
83 FLIISTs
10 months ago
Also “Blood Meridian,” by Cormac McCarthy. The Judge now holds first position for “Fictional Character Who Has Given Me the Worst Nightmares.”
Actor, Director, Musician
69 followers
60 FLIISTs
12 months ago
You can pick any book by Cormac McCarthy, really, but all the characters—the judge, in particular—are just incredible.
TV presenter, Journalist
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52 FLIISTs
7 months ago
Soon I plan my third journey through Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, another author I believe will endure.