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Our Men's bookclub has read most of Cormac McCarthy's work and reading the Orchard Keeper reminded me why.
I kept waiting, and waiting, and although he tossed in a little bit towards the end, in terms of plot it's like a 250-page short story.
Another fine example of the way his writing immerses the reader into the time, lives and feelings of the subjects.
This is McCarthy's first published novel (1965) and I thought it was quite good. The man (McCarthy) is heavy on description and writes like a poet. Read morePublished 11 hours ago by BrokenArrow
While I love Cormac Mccarthy, and have read all but one of his books, this was by far my least favorite. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Gary Knight
As much as I appreciate Cormac McCarthy's overall body of work, it needs to be said that all authors start somewhere, and it's usually not at the top. Such is the case, here. Read morePublished 2 months ago by greatlakesguy
Other reviews are pretty much spot-on with the observation that it's a beautifully written book with moments that take your breath away, but at the end...not much really happens. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Matt
Another fine example of the way his writing immerses the reader into the time, lives and feelings of the subjects.Published 2 months ago by stuart rumple
Cormac McCarthy takes you there... He paints a vivid picture and transports you to the action. You can even smell the Mountain air and feel the struggle... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Sebastian
A long time ago I read one of McCarthy's western stories. "All the Pretty Horses" maybe. I was too young to understand how good it was. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Memphis Trace