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Caribou Island by David Vann

Posted by the editors on Monday, 23 January 2012

Caribou Island (2011)(Novel) by David Vann (Legend of a Suicide (2008))  Caribou Island, David Vann’s first novel, after his awardwinning collection of stories Legend of a Suicide, is rife with failed communication, the characters brimming with regret, misperception and self-delusion, and all suffering from psychological isolation; these bleak, dysfunctional characters relentlessly arcing their way toward certain disaster.  Written with a passionate and sharp eye for landscape and environment, used as a metaphor for the apparent, and dream-like, beauty and inherently brutal, fatal desolation of life and with, perhaps, an inspiration from Cormac McCarthy’s sensitivity to place, combined with some of the fatal flaws of Raymond Carver’s often doomed characters, Caribou Island is an inspired noir novel, full of precise descriptive prose, and often sensitive and frustratingly lost individuals inexorably struggling toward their painful ends. (PR)

See our posts on the novels The Crossing, All the Pretty Horses, The Orchard Keeper, Blood Meridian and Outer Dark, by Cormac McCarthy and our post on the collection of short stories What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, by Raymond Carver.

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The Crossing by Cormac McCarthy

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 2 October 2011

The Crossing (1994)(Novel) by Cormac McCarthy (Child of God (1973), Cities of the Plain (1998)The Road (2006))   The Crossing, the second book in McCarthy’s “Border Trilogy“, itself a three-part tale, is another extraordinarily powerful novel of human gesture, destiny, kindness and cruelty, both violent and stunningly beautiful, glowing with a magic from its spareness and repetition.  Haunting.  An absolute must-read. (PR)

See our posts on other novels by Cormac McCarthy: The Orchard Keeper, Outer DarkBlood 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.

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All the Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 27 September 2011

All the Pretty Horses (1992)(Novel) by Cormac McCarthy (Child of God (1973), Cities of the Plain (1998)The Road (2006))  All the Pretty Horses, a bestseller, U.S. National Book Award winner and U.S. National Book Critics Circle Award winner, is also the first book of McCarthy’s “Border Trilogy.”  A moving novel, All the Pretty Horses, offers us a slightly more “romantic” version of McCarthy’s exceptional rhythmic, almost Hemingway-esque prose (note the use of polysyndetic elements), with its poignant sensitivity to place, its penetrating look at the actions of man.  Easily worth reading more than once. (PR)

See our posts on other novels by Cormac McCarthy: The Orchard Keeper, Outer DarkBlood Meridian (or the Evening Redness in the West)

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 and DVDs.  Have a wonderful personal home film and book library..

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The Orchard Keeper – Cormac McCarthy

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 27 September 2011

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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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Blood Meridian (or the Evening Redness in the West)

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 6 September 2011

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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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