Sunday, September 30, 2012
BLOOD MERIDIAN : CORMAC MCCARTHY
I have been reading the book “Blood Meridian” by Cormac McCarthy. It is a violent tale of the South Western Region of North America taking place in the 1840’s.
McCarthy is a fantastic writer almost more of a poet than a Novelist , creating fantastic violent imagery.
My one criticism is that McCarthy doesn’t use quotation marks and it is sometimes hard to know who is speaking in the dialogue. On the other hand it is a testament to his writing that I can follow most of the time who is speaking in the dialogue with out quotation marks, as I have to use McCarthy’s queues of context, logic and narrational rhythm to effortlessly follow along.
This is the first fiction book I have read of my own volition in about 5 years. I usually am reading about 2 non fiction books at a time.