Blood Meridian (Paperback)
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Blood Meridian (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 01/01/2010
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Blood Meridian is an epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, brilliantly subverting 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 a nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving. 'Cormac McCarthy's violent lyric masterpiece, Blood Meridian acquires an amoral, apocalyptic dimension through the Miltonic grandeur of the language ...It is a barbarously poetic odyssey through a hell without purpose' Irish Times 'McCarthy's achievement is to establish a new mythology which is as potent and vivid as that of the movies, yet one which has absolutely the opposite effect ...He is a great writer' Independent 'A bloody and starkly beautiful tale' Stephen Amidon, Sunday Times

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330510943

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Having read the majority of Cormac McCarthy's work I personally feel that this is his finest novel and can fully appreciate why it is considered a modern American masterpiece. Cormac McCarthy's prose and the... More

Paperback edition
12th December 2013
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“Blood Meridian”

Western tale that is told through brutal landscapes and violent characters. To concentrate on the violence would be to do this book a disservice though, it's a well written story that evokes powerful imagery in... More

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10th May 2011
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“Blood Meridian”

This book is full of dark and brutal imagery. McCarthy's Wild West Cowboys and Indians are not of the Hollywood genre. This is the true story of badlands and bad people. I enjoyed it, but with many a shudder.... More

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17th December 2010
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