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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 6, 2008

    Great book but soooo depressing

    As McCarthy's books seem to be, depressing as all heck. This book was a page turner, I am glad I read it but it left me with such a feeling of dispair. The book's dialect was hard to read at first but once you get the hang of it the pages turn faster and faster. End result is a excellent book but again, it is not a hopeful or peaceful happy book. It is typical McCarthy. But again, I keep thinking about this book though I read it a month ago. Which would tell me it was worth the read and worth the price of the book. Just put these books in the middle of the good books with happy endings so you don't totally depress yourself. I recommend this book because after reading one will be THANKFUL for what they have and THANKFUL they did not grow up with the same issues.

    8 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2007

    A milk-soaked yarn of wandering nightmare

    McCarthy gets flack for description, but this is a novel of 'outer' landscapes. It is refreshing, at least for me, to read a novel that isn't consumed with psychological realism, and that is more concerned with painting a landscape and fully peopling it. Imagine a handful of Chaucer's pilgrims gone mad--if they weren't already--and lost in Appalachia. Then, throw in a trio of ravaging maniacs who roam the wilds and threaten all in their path. The book's story-arc is straight-forward and easy to follow. There are no flashbacks here, probably because, as Culla and Rinthy continually tell us, there is nothing to flashback to. A very enjoyable and quick read that serves as a precursor, in theme, imagery, and character, to Blood Meridian.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2013

    Darkly Beautiful

    This is one of the darkest of McCarthy's Apalachian novels.

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