In this taut, chilling novel, Lester Ballard--a 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.
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Great short read. Rings a lot like a great Faulkner novel.
I’ve read a great deal of McCarthy’s books by now and I have to say that “Child of God” has to be in my top three favorite.
This short novel is up there with the likes of American Psycho, A Clock Work Orange, Slaughter House Five. I.e., a work about dangerous men living outside of a community or society that have toss them away or deemed them natural.
Not for the reader who takes offense at graphic passages and descriptions of violence and other disgusting human acts.
This book is the best book of its "genre" if there is one🤔