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Blood Meridian (or the Evening Redness in the West)

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Cover of the 1st edition

Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, first edition cover

Blood Meridian or the Evening Redness in the West (1985)(novel) by Cormac McCarthy (The Orchard Keeper (1965), All the Pretty Horses (1992), The Crossing (1994), No Country for Old Men (2005), The Road (2006)).  Considered by many to be one of the finest American novels of the 20th century, and often compared to Herman Melville‘s masterpiece Moby Dick, Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian is, in quasi-mystical counter-point to its extraordinarily violent plot, a monument to the infinite color and sensitivity of words, phrases and, even, punctuation, odd as that may sound.  A masterful work by one of the best English-language writers of any epoque, Blood Meridian is a work of dense complexity, awesome mastery of language and form, pan-cultural validity, and, amazingly and marvelously, edge-of-your-seat excitement, not to mention, perhaps, a bit of shock. (PR)

See our post on Outer Dark by Cormac McCarthy here.

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