About a year ago, maybe two, after I praised "The Road" or "No Country for Old Men" and Cormac McCarthy, someone on the list tole me to stop what I was doing and to go read "Blood Meridian."
I saw some recent chat about it, learned the the movie was in production, and came across the book at the Baltimore County Public Library all within a few days.
I was wary because of the specific violence people mentioned--I found even worse violence than I was told about because it was more one-on-one instead of general.
Although I am only two-thirds through the book, it is probably the best written book I've read in years. The first three pages are as good as any poem I have ever read.
And, yes. I don't know if it was here or on another list, but when casting the movie (although they probably already have) John Goodman as the Judge.
Read, read, read. Write, write, write.
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