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The Orchard Keeper – Cormac McCarthy

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 27 September 2011


The Orchard Keeper, by Cormac McCarthy, first edition cover

The Orchard Keeper (1965)(Novel) by Cormac McCarthy (Child of God (1973), All the Pretty Horses (1992), The Road (2006))  The Orchard Keeper is Cormac McCarthy’s first novel and, even if it is only for that reason, should be read.  However, and marvelously, The Orchard Keeper also offers us a profound first experience with the mastery of McCarthy’s prose, his passionate and sharp view of nature, and the intersecting parabolic trajectories of his characters, who we come to know, often, through oblique actions rather than through explanation, through consequence rather than motivation.  A novel you must read. (PR)

See our posts on other novels by Cormac McCarthy: Outer Dark, Blood Meridian (or the Evening Redness in the West), and All the Pretty Horses

Also see our post on the Coen Brothers film ‘No Country for Old Men‘ based on Cormac McCarthy’s novel of the same name.

We recommend that you buy your books.  Have a wonderful personal library..

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