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post #16 of 34
Blood meridian is his best book, but the road is so much more palatable - meridian light
post #17 of 34
I loved the book. Am going to see the movie tonight.
post #18 of 34
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Blood meridian is his best book,

Yes. Yes it is. In fact, I would argue that it's the best English language novel of the past 20 years.
post #19 of 34
I'm so inherently depressed anyway, I couldn't imagine reading one of McCarthy's books.
post #20 of 34
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I'm so inherently depressed anyway, I couldn't imagine reading one of McCarthy's books.

Yes. Keep your distance. Especially from "Child of God."
post #21 of 34
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Yes. Yes it is. In fact, I would argue that it's the best English language novel of the past 20 years.

I dunno if I'd go that far

anyway every Pulitzer winning novel I've read has been a pretty accessible read and the road was no exception
post #22 of 34
For clarification, I mean Blood Meridian, not The Road.
post #23 of 34
Worst road trip movie ever....
post #24 of 34
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The Judge is the scariest fictional character I've ever come across. Pure evil.

I think it really misses the point to think of him as "pure evil"
post #25 of 34
Well that movie sucked.
post #26 of 34
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I think it really misses the point to think of him as "pure evil"

Do tell...
post #27 of 34
Took me about 3 hours to read the road. It was an entertaining and easy read. I could really feel the sense of tension he was trying to bring to the entire book.
post #28 of 34
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Do tell...

+1. Although I think I see Magician's point. He's human, in fact, he's what man would be without morals. One of his great lines in the book is "Moral law is an invention of mankind for the disenfranchisement of the powerful in favor of the weak. Historical law subverts it at every turn."

Man, what a great book.
post #29 of 34
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+1. Although I think I see Magician's point. He's human, in fact, he's what man would be without morals. One of his great lines in the book is "Moral law is an invention of mankind for the disenfranchisement of the powerful in favor of the weak. Historical law subverts it at every turn."

Man, what a great book.

Yeah, I think I know what Magician's getting at. The Judge understands "moral law" is a human thing, and maybe we should think about "Evil" as a humanly subjective thing, too. Man's creation.

He's certainly violent, violent and deadly and terrifying, a remorseless murderer and rapist.

But he did seem to me the definition of what we think of as evil. If he's not that, I'm not sure what he is.
post #30 of 34
^ That's along the right line. I'm way too tired to do a cohesive analysis but an important theme of McCarthy's work is morality as human construct. Value judgments such as "good" and "evil" contain no inherent or subjective truth.

(This does not mean McCarthy views morality as unnecessary or even relative in the traditional sense)
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