Friday, July 29, 2005

Cormac McCarthy's Child of God

I'm only a third of the way through this book and it is already my new favorite book I've read at least this year. The language with is always comprehendible (it that a word? know what I mean though) yet mysterious and evocative and unlike any other grammar constructions I've come across. And the situations and Scenarios he puts out ugly protoganist through. It is natural, it is depraved, it is fascinating what Lester Ballard goes through and the people and landscapes inhabiting his world. I am blown over. Between Cormac McCarthy, Charles Bukowski, and John Fante...I got some new literary heroes to read and read and read.

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