It is as if McCarthy has painted a beautiful landscape and then found it necessary to pick up a bucket of blood and splash it all over it. It was necessary. It is this jarring quality and the magnificent prose that make this book a masterpiece. No point in outlining the plot,if there is one.That has been done many times. If you cannot stomach extreme violence,avoid this completely.If you can then you are in for a roller-coaster ride about the human condition that will leave you stunned.