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Steel_Talon 04-27-2013 11:29 PM

An excellent book. BLOOD MERIDIAN by Cormac McCarthy
I read a lot. I would like to recommend this novel to all here especially if you like Old West history.

Cormac McCarthy is an unbelievable wordsmith his stories flow from the very first sentence to the conclusion. He is a well published author and has had some of his novels turned into movies such as "The Road"

He wrote Blood Meridian in the early 80's it revolves around a boy who fell in with a posse of indian scalp hunters in Texas and their campaign, receiving bounty of gold and silver from the government of Mexico.

if you're familiar with the Southwest and its history you will find the times, the lifestyle, and locales spot on. the weaponry used is also accurate. The main protagonist "The Judge" will frustrate you and cause you to think deeply. The novel is very violent. one of my favorite quotes..

“War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.” Judge Holden

Blood Meridian is also available on Audio. I also suggest in addition to reading that you hear it through the fantastic narration. Lady Steel found me an on line library copy on mp3...

Let me know what you think?

Mods I didn't find a sub section for books. ST


DavidB 04-28-2013 01:18 PM

Thanks for the review. I'll check it out

Mosin 04-28-2013 01:45 PM

Awesome! Thanks!!! I'll check it out. I'd heard that quote before but never knew where to attribute it to.
Judging by that quote alone, I know the book is something I'll like

Steel_Talon 04-28-2013 11:35 PM

Great fellas. I'm confident you'll like it....

After you read it tell me what you think...


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