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5.0 out of 5 stars
Grim, haunting, captivating, masterful., 29 May 2013
My expectations weren't too gig for this because although I loved all the pretty horses, I had heard this was the weakest of the three. I don't agree. I absolutely loved this book. The first hundred pages or so, concerning the wolf, reminded me a bit of Hemingway's old man and the sea. McCarthy's writing is just as descriptive. From then on, the plot gets darker and the tone gets heavier. There is almost something existential and yet forlorn that is made clear and believable by McCarthy's powerful prose.
This is not a light read. It is not a feel good book which you skim though. If you allow it to, this book can grab you by the proverbial heart strings and rend you asunder. It did for me anyway.