Cormac McCarthy

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  1. Diogenes1

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    anybody in here fans of this great writer?

    Here is a rundown:


    * ALL THE PRETTY HORSES (1992)

    * BLOOD MERIDIAN, OR, THE EVENING REDNESS IN THE WEST (1985)

    * CHILD OF GOD (1973)

    * CITIES OF THE PLAIN (1998)

    * THE CROSSING (1994)

    * THE COUNSELOR (2013)

    * NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (2005)

    * THE GARDENER'S SON (Ecco, 1976)

    * THE ORCHARD KEEPER (1965)

    * OUTER DARK (1968)

    * THE ROAD (2006)

    * THE STONEMASON (1995)

    * THE SUNSET LIMITED (2006)

    * SUTTREE (1979)
     
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    “Each leaf that brushed his face deepened his sadness and dread. Each leaf he passed he'd never pass again. They rode over his face like veils, already some yellow, their veins like slender bones where the sun shone through them. He had resolved himself to ride on for he could not turn back and the world that day was as lovely as any day that ever was and he was riding to his death.” Cormac McCarthy, Child of God
     
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    Something tells me that Cormac McCarthy is not sitting around on a message board, butchering the King's English all day long. :coffee:
     
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    there's my buttercup . . .
     
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    she does an awesome job ignoring you.
     
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    I like when someone with 85,000 posts goofs on someone with 13,000 posts for sitting on a message board all day long. :giggle:
     
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    this place is fraught with irony, hypocrisy and double standards. It's par for the course.

    . . . and it's 12,800! :grad:
     
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    she can't ignore me, I am the most compelling force of nature she has.
     
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    .,.. and Cormac McCarthy is notorious for "butchering the King's English" with his discarding of traditional sentence structure, spelling and grammar.
     
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    I rounded up.

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    it's cool
     
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    I enjoyed reading The Road. I really want to read No Country for Old Men
     
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    I don't really do audiobooks, but I drive a lot every day. The audiobook for The Road and No Country for Old Man is rather good.

    The narrative flow of it plus the guy that reads it makes it easy to follow.

    That being said, the book itself is excellent. I highly recommend it.

    I scored a first edition of The Road last week for $15.
     
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    NCFOM...great book. Wish I read it before seeing the movie.
     
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    It also has a few parts that the film omitted.
     
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    the guy who reads the audio for both is amazing. I have both in my car and I spin them as often as I do a music cd. :D
     
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    exactly!
     
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    I can quote entire passages from No Country. Its a testament to Cormacs almost poetic prose. He's amazing.