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Blood Meridian, Or, The Evening Redness in the West

McCarthy, Cormac

Book - 1992
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Blood Meridian, Or, The Evening Redness in the West
An epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, Blood Meridian brilliantly subverts the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the "wild west." Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, it traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennesseean who stumbles into the nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving. Publisher's Note: The 25th Anniversary Edition has been reset, causing the text to reflow. Page references based on earlier editions will no longer apply, so Vintage Books has compiled the following chart as a conversion aid. Download the chart by copying and pasting the following link into your browser: http://knopfdoubleday.com/marketing/BloodMeridianPageReference.pdf

Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1992
Edition: 1st Vintage International ed
ISBN: 9780679728757
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 337 p. ; 21 cm


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Mar 28, 2015

This is the story of the American west, closely observed, as if by God himself, written with an eye to vengeance of biblical proportions. Strangely and deeply moving, yet lacking utterly in sentiment.

Jun 24, 2014
  • stewstealth rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The author's prose is near poetical and flows very well. The description of the settings is excellent. The novel contains graphic violence so it you cannot handle that then don't read the novel.Otherwise this book is well worth reading.


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