25th ANNIVERSARY EDITION • An epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America's westward expansion, Blood Meridian brilliantly subverts the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the Wild West—from the bestselling, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Road
Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, it traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennesseean who stumbles into the nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving.
Look for Cormac McCarthy's new novel, The Passenger.
Not bad...not great
Somewhat disappointed as i obviously had very high expectations. Good characters and good story, just not in the realm of "greatest book ever". Wouldn't be in my top 50. Not the easiest read either as it bogs down a bit in parts. Good, violent, western though.
This is the best book I've ever read. The closest comparison I can come up with for this novel is a melding of the Old Testament and Apocalypse Now in the setting of the American Western Frontier. I guess you might call it a western, but the book encapsulates the brutality of the human condition on both an individual and societal level, applicable to any culture in history. This is McCarthy's best work...I think one of the best works written in the 20th century.
One of most unforgiving books I've ever read...
I've muscled through some incredibly tough books in the past but nothing yet has come close to the beauty and harshness of this novel. It's a black-hole of tale with no payback, redemption, or light. I don't regret reading it at all, but I'll never re-read it and I could never recommend it to anyone in good conscience.