RARA-AVIS: Re: "Blood Meridian" by Cormac McCarthy

From: jacquesdebierue (jacquesdebierue@yahoo.com)
Date: 14 Jul 2009

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    --- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Jack Bludis <buildsnburns@...> wrote:

    > In "The Road," my first McCarthy, I read for story, but could not help but stop and look at the way the author managed to get away without traditional punctuation yet keep me knowing who was doing and saying what.
    > It's my personal belief that the ending was just "tacked on." A man who has had two sons, I think Cormac McCarthy may have done that to spare his real-life, very young son trauma.

    My impression is that the ending makes the whole thing even more devastating, if that's possible. It didn't feel tacked on. To me it says, OK, this is the _best_ outcome you could expect and look at what it is...

    For those who have not yet read The Road, it's really worth it. It's a short novel, too, two or three hours and you're done.


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