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This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Blood Meridian, the Road, No Country for Old Men, All the PrettyMoreThis is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Blood Meridian, the Road, No Country for Old Men, All the Pretty Horses, Suttree, the Crossing, Child of God, Cities of the Plain, the Orchard Keeper, Outer Dark. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West, is a 1985 Western novel by American author Cormac McCarthy. It was McCarthys fifth book and was published by Random House. The narrative follows a teenage runaway referred to only as the kid, with the bulk of the text devoted to his experiences with the Glanton gang, a historical group of scalp hunters who massacred Indians and others on the United StatesMexico borderlands in 1849 and 1850. The role of antagonist is gradually filled by Judge Holden, an extremely large and intelligent man utterly devoted to violence and conflict. Much of the book is based on Glanton gang member Samuel Chamberlains memoir My Confession, which has been criticized by historians as unreliable. Chamberlain is not a character in Blood Meridian. Critics considered Blood Meridian generally historically accurate, and it includes numerous references to contemporaneous occurrences. Although the novel initially earned lukewarm critical and commercial reception, it has since become widely recognized not only as McCarthys masterpiece, but also as one of the acclaimed American novels of the 20th century. Cormac McCarthy wrote Blood Meridian while living on the money from his 1981 MacArthur Fellows grant. It is his first novel set in the American Southwest, a change from the Appalachian settings of his earlier work. Describing events of extreme violence, McCarthys prose is sparse yet expansive, with an often biblical quality and frequent religious references. The book features McCarthys unusual writ...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=152873