Child of God

    • 4.1 • 242 Ratings
    • $11.99
    • $11.99

Publisher Description

In this taut, chilling novel from the bestselling, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Road, Lester Ballarda violent, dispossessed man falsely accused of rape—haunts the hill country of East Tennessee when he is released from jail.

While telling his story, Cormac McCarthy depicts the most sordid aspects of life with dignity, humor, and characteristic lyrical brilliance.

"Like the novelists he admires-Melville, Dostoyevsky, Faulkner-Cormac McCarthy has created an imaginative oeuvre greater and deeper than any single book. Such writers wrestle with the gods themselves." —Washington Post

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
1993
June 29
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
208
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
6.7
MB

Customer Reviews

Bgaranyi ,

Bad Bad Things

Horrific; a car accident you can never look away from. McCarthy’s poetic words give loft and purpose to this grim fable he winds.

Carter Nathaniel ,

Child of God reveiw

This book was thoroughly gripping in a disturbing way. Lester Ballard is easily one of the most insane characters I have ever read. My only complaint about the book was the narrative. It was often times quite hard to understand. But when major things happened it was generally very good.

Jory Colvin ,

A well written but troubling story.

A great author gives you a glimpse into the mind of extreme untreated mental illness. This book is not for the faint hearted.

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