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11/24/09 12:41 AM
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Thanks for the interview. Good read.
12/12/09 2:33 PM
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12/11/10 1:39 PM
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2/16/11 12:08 AM
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I've read the Road and Blood Meridian. Read The Road about a year ago and read Blood Meridian this past week.

The Road - good journey-type story. Kind of boring, but still worth reading 7/10.

Blood Meridian - I'm the minority with this one. I absolutely hate it. In fact, I repeatedly had to force myself to finish it because I thought maybe there would be some epic ending since so many people have said how superb a novel it is. The language was just strange. McCarthy is just often too wordy for me as well. I think he just tries too hard. The story had potential but the way he told it, well, nothing happened. Graphic violence and lot of people killed - that about sums it up. The antagonist and protagonist were hard to identify with. I really wish I would have stuck with my gut and just put this one down. Not my cup of tea. I won't be reading anymore McCarthy. 3.5/10
2/16/11 12:13 AM
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MikeD - I've read the Road and Blood Meridian. Read The Road about a year ago and read Blood Meridian this past week.

The Road - good journey-type story. Kind of boring, but still worth reading 7/10.

Blood Meridian - I'm the minority with this one. I absolutely hate it. In fact, I repeatedly had to force myself to finish it because I thought maybe there would be some epic ending since so many people have said how superb a novel it is. The language was just strange. McCarthy is just often too wordy for me as well. I think he just tries too hard. The story had potential but the way he told it, well, nothing happened. Graphic violence and lot of people killed - that about sums it up. The antagonist and protagonist were hard to identify with. I really wish I would have stuck with my gut and just put this one down. Not my cup of tea. I won't be reading anymore McCarthy. 3.5/10


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2/27/11 5:40 PM
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Wow, my thoughts exactly! I thought maybe I just wasn't smart enough for it.
3/21/11 4:13 PM
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 I read "The Road" and loved it, couldn't put it down. My brother is a big fan so he suggested "Blood Meridian", saying it was the best book he's ever read and the Judge is the best villain/character he's ever read, so I started it.

That was 2 years ago, and I'm MAYBE halfway through it!

I'm thinking maybe I should start over. I really want to get through with it before the movie comes out, but I don't want to forget anything that might be important.

Really tough read for me.

11/11/11 5:36 PM
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Just finished Blood Meridian today. This was my first Cormac McCarthy book. His style is pretty overwhelming at first, but once I got into it I found it hard to put down and read it over the past 2-3 weeks. What a depraved, violent story. Loved it. It would NEVER work as a film though, I don't see how it could be done. A mini-series on HBO on the other hand, that could work. Some of this stuff is just too much for television though.
11/25/11 7:11 AM
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12/16/11 8:44 PM
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Cormac McCarthyisms:

1. Where did you get that gun? At the gettin' place.

2. Use of the term "jackpot" to mean a dangerous situation one finds oneself in as a result of someone else's bad judgment, as opposed to the modern usage of an unexpected windfall.

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