Originally Posted by magiccabbage
Its a great book, I remember reading it and being wowed. I love the Melville (Moby Dick) influence. Have you read any other of his works? If you liked blood meridian maybe try Sutree, I myself preferred it. I think Sutree is his masterpiece.
I am reading a classic at the moment, a book that escaped my radar for a very long time ¬
I've read Suttree, No Country for OId Men, All the Pretty Horses and The Road.
In my opinion, Blood Meridian is his magnum opus. It's amazing, thought-provoking, disgusting, scary and disturbing, but it is so beautifully crafted above all. So many small little segments that are extremely important to the story, which fly over most peoples heads, like part where the kid fins the eldress in the rocks. It is a shocking scene, which drains all the color from your face, but is still an integral part of the kids story.
I loved it.