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Cormac McCarthy writing style is brilliant.
The punctuation, diction and themes of violence and desolation are very much here, however McCarthy's writing style is quite different.
The story itself isn't complicated, there aren't many characters to memorize, and yet it took me a very long time to read.
Historical fiction by my favorite author. Not for the faint of heart because it pulls no punches regarding violence during the time the US west was young and bands of outlaws... Read morePublished 6 hours ago by Anita King
Not his best. Unbelievable events. Narrative was slow and repetitive. All the Pretty Horses was his best.Published 1 day ago by Thomas Mobley
Haunting western. Almost surreal. The funny thing was that I did not realize it was based on a true story until the end. The big question: Is the end real or allegory?Published 3 days ago by Tim Wiley
The imagery in this book is breathtaking and every word seems like it was thought over before being written down.Published 5 days ago by Samuel T. Martin
Ultimately, it's much murder and sadism and sensationalism (albeit fabulous descriptive writing) for nothing. To what end all this? Read morePublished 9 days ago by Arthur Wrobel
I was required to read this book for my english class and I ended up reading it because I was caught up in the story. Cormac McCarthy is a genius.Published 21 days ago by Thomas
Gave this one five stars at first, then wondered if this would make my top ten list....no. Pretty good read though, and kept the wheels turning. Read morePublished 22 days ago by What???