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Blood meridian, or, The evening redness in the West

Author: Cormac McCarthy
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage International editionView all editions and formats
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Based on incidents that took place in the southwestern United States and Mexico around 1850, this novel chronicles the crimes of a band of desperados, with a particular focus on one, "the kid," a boy of fourteen.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Cormac McCarthy
ISBN: 0679728759 9780679728757
OCLC Number: 24952557
Notes: Originally published 1985.
Description: 337 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Blood meridian.
Evening redness in the West.
Responsibility: Cormac McCarthy.
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Based on incidents that took place in the southwestern United States and Mexico around 1850, this novel chronicles the crimes of a band of desperados, with a particular focus on one, "the kid," a boy of fourteen.

An epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, Blood Meridian brilliantly subverts the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the "wild west." Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, it traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennesseean who stumbles into the nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving.

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Melvillian odyssey

by dhd1491 (WorldCat user published 2008-07-11) Excellent Permalink

This book tires you out like reading Melville or the Bible.  But, it has the same kind of ultimate reward...deep, thoughtful, beautiful, chilling, apocryphal, disturbing...it's all of that.  "The Judge" is one of the most interesting villains I've ever encountered in fiction.

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savage men

by kateleader (WorldCat user published 2015-11-22) Very Good Permalink

Every page of this book is savage with the acts of men who kill for pleasure or work or war or accident. The women are portrayed as whores or victims of the men. There are no heroes of these pages. The Indians use the Mexicans as slaves, the new Americans kill the Indians. All is just destruction...
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wonderful book

by dbidd (WorldCat user published 2008-01-16) Excellent Permalink
This is one of the best books I have every read. It is poetic, biblical in scope and unsettling to the core.
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