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<Child of God> is a great example of this master storyteller's art. It is a novel without any hint at artifice. It can be read by virtually anyone. What distinguishes it from equally "accessible" works is that it can be read on so many levels. In other words, it is a work that naturally has broad appeal. It will appeal to those who enjoy reading about disturbed murderers and psychopaths. On the other hand it will hold enormous interest to readers who are thoroughly familiar with the Southern Gothic fiction of William Faulkner and Flannery O'Connor. Not to denigrate McCarthy, but on the surface, this work might even be called "Faulkner Lite.Read more ›
- Mary Gaitskill From The Salon**com Reader's Guide to Contemporary Authors, pg 156.
Mary Gaitskill has given the best description of this novel that I've read anywhere, going so far as to suggest that it almost seems jokey in description. I can roughly imagine what would happen to someone trying to pitch this idea to a publisher or a producer today. Almost.
I will say this with absolute certainty: this book is a MASTERPIECE. McCarthy is a master. He is a master of language most of all. He is a master of manipulation. He's given us a character nearly void of emotion and interior and yet we find ourselves choking on our own emotions.
Lester Ballard's existence in Child of God is spare, fragile. McCarthy's depiction of Lester's interior is even sparer - like bones bare of tissue and muscle - a skeleton of conjoined events void of excess flesh in both thought and description. Even the punctuation is spare.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The book itself is a very good read. I really enjoyed it. Delivery by the seller was prompt and reliable.Published 1 day ago by Tim Miller
Not pretty. Not uplifting. But well put. Hope it never goes to film. Viggo Mortenson could pull it off thoPublished 2 months ago by MarcusHoward
This book is hard to review. It is like nothing I have ever read by McCarthy. This is one of his first works and he has changed and grown so very much since. Read morePublished 3 months ago by taking.mytime
McCarthy is a genius--able to conveys more in one sentence than other authors manage in an entire book.Published 3 months ago by Mason G. Petty
It's a very in depth look at a story that shows how ugly and sad the world can be. It shows you the monstrous things the most harmless looking people are capable of. Read morePublished 3 months ago by helen
Jesus what a ride. McCarthy so rarely disappoints and when he's dark, good Lord, he's dark. I mean, this will have you moving uncomfortably about while you read it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by the king of pencils and sharpeners
You really enjoyed McCarthy’s The Road, No Country For Old Men and All The Pretty Horses for their compelling plot-lines and complex and human (and some inhuman) characters and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Book Knurd