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Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West (original 1985; edição 1992)

por Cormac McCarthy

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Based on incidents that took place in the southwestern United States and Mexico around 1850, this novel chronicles the crimes of a band of desperados, with a particular focus on one, "the kid," a boy of fourteen.
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Título:Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West
Autores:Cormac McCarthy
Informação:Vintage (1992), Paperback, 368 pages
Colecções:A sua biblioteca
Avaliação:*****
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I looked forward to reading this, but DNFed at 30%

The prose didn't click. I thought it was contrived, and convoluted because of that. Taste obviously, lots of people seem to like its poetry. Lots of reviews on Goodreads extensively quote examples of sentences & passages, take a look at those to see if it could work for you.

I also don't buy the premise of the book - or what the general consensus seems to be on the premise - namely the fact that man is depraved. "Man" is such a generalization that statements like that are hardly interesting. True, at times some humans act in a depraved way, but the vast majority of people I know are good at heart. Then again, if I had kept on reading, I might have seen McCarthy was being ironic. Who knows?

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1 vote bormgans | Oct 14, 2021 |
The most violent book I've ever read. I might even have to re-read this, some pieces I feel like I missed what was going on exactly. It's very detailed, but its not a standard way to tell a story. Gripping narrative, dark, depressing, and excellent. ( )
  bhiggs | Sep 28, 2021 |
3.5. Horrifying, confusing, dense, beautiful, poetic. A lot to digest. Worth rereading. ( )
  iaross | Sep 21, 2021 |
I think a different reviewer summed up my thoughts: Jane Austen antimatter. Some people are into that. I rather felt that I had to watch Gilmore Girls to wash out the taste in my mouth. Or to subdue in my mind the phallic description of the sun. Booze, history, geopolitics, killing, racial prejudice, camp fires, horses everywhere, water no where, naive philosophizing, all men all the time except when characters are getting served food or prostitutes or something. A Western without glorification, a tale of brutality with moments of reflection. It's all there.

Books like this serve a purpose and an audience---in fact, I'm sure some people are more driven to read it after my description. And the writing is incredible, even if it took me a while to get used to the run-on sentences (a central literary feature). That almost pushed it to a 3, so more like a 2.5. But I'm not that audience and I don't share in the purpose(s) this book would have. Give me Austen any day. ( )
1 vote tonberrysc | Aug 20, 2021 |
Cormac McCarthy is truly masterful when it comes to descriptive writing; however, he uses too many obscure or archaic words, many of which could not even be found in the Websters-New Merriam dictionary on my Nook. This book was about senseless slaughter; there was no way to tell the good guys from the bad guys. I am not really sure there was even a plot. Yuck. ( )
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This latest book is his most important, for it puts in perspective the Faulknerian language and unprovoked violence running through the previous works, which were often viewed as exercises in style or studies of evil. ''Blood Meridian'' makes it clear that all along Mr. McCarthy has asked us to witness evil not in order to understand it but to affirm its inexplicable reality; his elaborate language invents a world hinged between the real and surreal, jolting us out of complacency.
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Your ideas are terrifying and your hearts are faint. Your acts of pity and cruelty are absurd, committed with no calm, as if they were irresistible. Finally, you fear blood more and more. Blood and time.

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It is not to be thought that the life of darkness is sunk in misery and lost as if in sorrowing. There is no sorrowing. For sorrow is a thing that is swallowed up in death, and death and dying are the very life of the darkness.

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A man's at odds to know his mind cause his mind is aught he has to know it with. He can know his heart, but he dont want to. Rightly so. Best not to look in there. It aint the heart of a creature that is bound in the way that God has set for it. You can find meanness in the least of creatures, but when God made man the devil was at his elbow. A creature that can do anything. Make a machine. And a machine to make the machine. And evil that can run itself a thousand years, no need to tend it. You believe that?
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