Re: RARA-AVIS: Language and storytelling

Date: 22 Nov 2007

mrt wrote:

"I guess it depends on how readers first come upon McCarthy's work. The first thing I read was precisely Blood Meridian, which blew me away, as it did later on rereading. I think The Road is as good as BM, but quite different stylistically (different plotting tricks, even different sense of time)."

Blood Meridian was the first thing I tried to read by McCarthy, several years ago, based on miker's raves (all of the others of which have worked very well for me, especially Nightmare Alley and Thieves Like Us). Tried it twice. Could not get into it.

Read The Road later, after it got raves here (I kinda like post-apocalyptic novels). That one worked for me. Yes, very different styles.


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