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flagamuffin  ·  2434 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski Book Club: Blood Meridian: Updated Schedule and Stopping Point

    They rode on and the sun in the east flushed pale streaks of light and then a deeper run of color like blood seeping up in sudden reaches flaring planewise and where the earth drained up into the sky at the edge of creation the top of the sun rose out of nothing like the head of a great red phallus until it cleared the unseen rim and sat squat and pulsing and malevolent behind them.

Clearly a guy who could apply imagination to observation. Since I'm reading on pdf I have to deliberately avoid falling into the trap of speeding through what seem like unnecessary passages, but that's where the real beauty of McCarthy lies.

BlackBird  ·  2432 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I'm glad you mentioned the point about speeding through passages; I'm reading a pdf copy as well and admit I did skim-read some passages, not only because of thinking they were 'unnecessary', but also because I do struggle a bit with his style of writing, and I don't think the proper clarity of it comes through a pdf copy either.

Long story short, I need to read it properly.