Blood Meridian - Picador Classic (Paperback)
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Blood Meridian - Picador Classic (Paperback)

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With an introduction by Philipp Meyer

The wrath of God lies sleeping. It was hid a million years before men were and only men have power to wake it. Hell aint half full.

Set in the anarchic world opened up by America's westward expansion, Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy is an epic and potent account of the barbarous violence that man visits upon man. Through the hostile landscape of the Texas-Mexico border wanders the Kid, a fourteen year-old Tennessean who is quickly swept-up in the relentless tide of blood. But the apparent chaos is not without its order: while Americans hunt Indians - collecting scalps as their bloody trophies - they too are stalked as prey.

Since its first publication in 1985, Blood Meridian has been read as both a brilliant subversion of the Western novel and a blazing example of that form. Powerful and savagely beautiful, it has emerged as one of the most important works in American fiction of the last century. A truly mesmerising classic.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781447289456
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 324 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 24 mm


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McCarthy distances us not only from the historical past, not only from our cowboy-and-Indian images of it, but also revisionist theories that make white men the villains and Indians the victims. All men are unremittingly bloodthirsty here, poised at a peak of violence, the "meridian" from which their civilization will quickly fall. * New York Times Book Review *
Blood Meridian is his masterpiece . . . An astonishing sanguinary epic dealing with the Indian wars of the 1840s in West Texas and Mexico . . . Unlike anything I have ever read in recent years, an extraordinary, breathtaking achievement. -- John Banville * Observer *
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 *
Possibly the greatest American novel of the past 25 years. -- Aleksandar Hemon, author of THE LAZARUS PROJECT and NOWHERE MAN
Unlike anything I have read in recent years, an extraordinary, breathtaking achievement. -- John Banville
I have rarely encountered anything as powerful, as unsettling, or as memorable as Blood Meridian . . . A nightmare odyssey. * Evening Standard *

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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

Paperback edition
10th May 2011
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“Unforgettable”

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”

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

Paperback edition
17th December 2010
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