Monday, July 25, 2011

Book Review: Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy

This is the violent tale of a boy of fourteen, referred to in the story only as “the kid,” except toward the end, when his referred to as “the man,” who leaves home and gets involved with the Glanton gang, which ran around Mexico and the regions of the U.S. bordering on it, to collect Indian scalps. The story is at least loosely based on a real gang of such men.

This is the most violent and brutal thing I have ever read. It makes “A Clockwork Orange” look like a