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As funny as McCarthy gets,
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This review is from: Suttree (Kindle Edition)
Regular readers of McCarthy will probably accept that laughs are few and far between in his work and whilst this novel doesnt buck the trend as such, there is still much more to laugh about. Humour and wit abound with Suttree, an alcoholic fisherman, and his drinking buddies. Suttree lurches and stumbles from one situation to another - sometimes funny, sometimes tragic - as he decides whether to take his place among the dead or stay with the quick. Suttree does feel at times a struggle, I normally dont accept the criticism that McCarthy is pretentious but even I have to accept there are times in the novel where things get a little unwieldy - its a long novel and feels it at times, I didnt enjoy it as much as The Border Trilogy and it doesnt have the quick pace of Child of God or the pure resonance of Blood Meridian but its still fantastic, its still McCarthy.