Tag: cormac mccarthy

Review: Blood Meridian a.k.a. !@#$%^!!

Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian is on enough “best of” lists that I’ve been curious about it for years. Violence is McCarthy’s preferred subject and he writes it with lyrical language that’s often described as biblical. His stories are stomach-churning and frequently depressing since they…

Advice Needed?

I’m reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy this weekend. I’ve started it a few times and have yet to make it more than a quarter of the way through. It’s bleak, violent, and dark– BUT I really want to dislodge it from my TBR….

Review: The Road

If you tend toward a survivalist outlook and dream of the day you can build a bunker stocked with MREs, guns, and ammo… do not read Cormac McCarthy’s The Road. It is in the top five most terrifying books I’ve read and afterwards, though…