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The work of a genius so allow yourself time (and a dictionary),
This review is from: Blood Meridian (Paperback)
McCarthy hates punctuation so this book sometimes feels like one long consideration and gives a certain unstoppable quality to the writing and this feels appropriate for this West of ceaseless bloodlust and relentless violence but it takes a little while to get used to and some times the complexities of McCarthy's ideas are spun out so far you have to go back right back to the start of onerous sentences and it is as if you are winding up a skein of string that has come unleashed.
It is frankly one of the best books I have been fortunate to come across and although I dont doubt I have missed much of what the author was trying to impart I also dont doubt I will be returning to this book in the future and next time I will learn and understand a little bit more. The ending is still some thing of a mystery to me, full of ambiguity and anonymity and that is part of its joy.