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I've found another Cormac McCarthy!!!!!,
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I discovered Cormac McCarthy, with 'The Road,' and was so 'blown away' that I bought all of his books...and remained in awe of his superb writing. Impatiently waiting for new ones by him, I chanced on the reviews and through them discovered William Gay (as a similar style.)I read this book of short stories a couple of weeks ago & was not disappointed. I am now halfway through his other, 'Twilight,'which is just as un-put-downable. I look forward to 'The Long Home,' which is patiently waiting on my bookshelf. A genius of a writer!
If anyone out there can recommend more in 'this style of writing,' I would appreciate. I already have a Flannery O'Connor, waiting to savour also! Best, Marian
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Initial post: 8 Jul 2009 15:27:49 BDT
P. Cox says:
Try out some William Faulkner. Like you, I was blown away by The Road and quickly devoured McCarthy's other works (how bleakly gothic was Outer Dark?!), then I went on to read a couple of Faulkner's, particularly The Sound And The Fury, which blew me away, and As I Lay Dying which is very reminiscent of McCarthy's early work. Am just now a quarter of the way through Provinces of Night, and am delighted to have found another author who seems to capture such desolate beauty.
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In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jul 2009 09:05:45 BDT
Many thanks for this. I have just ordered Faulkner's. I've been a put off because of 'time written.' Am not too keen on reading 'classics,' so, it'll be interesting to find out. I've also been recommended Flannery O'Connor, as a similar style. I have one in 'my queue.' If you hear of any others in this 'southern gothic' style, I'd be pleased to hear. Many thanks. Bookworm 26.
Posted on 14 Apr 2011 21:58:34 BDT
Jill Gittins says:
"... I read this book of short stories ..." Short stories?? Which book are you reviewing? Certainly not 'Provinces of Night', which is a full length novel.
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