Where do I start with this guy?

Where do I start with this guy?
The Road seems like a nillhistic grimdark slog and I only see it recommended by manic depressive redditors
Blood Meridian seems like it’s more vibes than story which isn’t necessarily a bad thing

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Blood Meridian is all story. It’s too much story. If you skip a sentence they’re in a different state and three characters have died

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >reading book
      >complains about there being too much story
      what?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not criticizing. I liked it a lot, it was just much more dense than anything I’d ever read before it. Blood Meridian and Gravity’s rainbow are books that I’ve technically read but idk if I’d count it because I was filtered very early on

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Day found the heathens much advanced upon them. They fought their first stand the day following and they fought them running for eight days and nights on the plain and among the rocks in the mountains and from the walls and azoteas of abandoned haciendas and they lost not a man.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Heh

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    outer dark is kino

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He’s better in short doses. I like Child of God.

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Road is probably the easiest to get into, but yes it is very grimdark.
    Give No Country For Old Men a whirl, it even has an amazing movie adaptation if you lose whats going on.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    all the pretty horses

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Would definitely recommend starting with Child of God. It's short, story-driven, from his early period and so beautifully written, and packs an almighty punch in places.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Where do I start?
    Don't. Thirty pages of a good novel, 300 pages of earth science scrabble words. That's every book.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The road sucks read the border trilogy instead
    /thread

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Crossing is Corncob’s true masterpiece and I will die on this hill

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Suttree has a guy that fricks watermelons

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Reddit writing.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No Country for Old Men. It’s the easiest read by far of all his work. The Road is depressing, but also an easy read compared to his other books. Both of these have accompanying films as well.

    After that, I agree with the above suggestions: child of god and outer dark.

    Then the border trilogy. Blood Meridian is great, and his best, but there are sections that are a bit of a slog, and if you’re not used to his style of writing, it can be overwhelming.

    Also check William Gay who basically just stole his style and kept to the southern gothic tradition.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You can read it here Blood Meridian here.
    Then No Country For Old men and the road after and then everything pretty much.
    https://altair.pw/pub/lib/Cormac%20Mccarthy%20-%20The%20Blood%20Meridian.pdf
    https://libgen.is/search.php?req=cormac+mccarthy&lg_topic=libgen&open=0&view=simple&res=25&phrase=1&column=author

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The Road is not nihilistic and is not dark for the sake of being dark, it is dark for the purpose of finding light. You're a fricking moron. Don't read anything please.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. The Road is a book of hope. “Carry the light”

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Orchard Keeper
    >Suttree
    >No Country

    >Outer Dark
    >Stonemason BM epilogue relevant
    >Blood Meridian

    >Child of God
    >No Country
    >Border Trilogy

    >The Road
    >Passenger/Stella Maris

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >The Road seems like a nillhistic grimdark slog
    It's like 100 pages and it was on fricking Oprah's book club or whatever. If a bunch of middle aged women can read it then you can too. Stop being a homosexual.

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Did those people actually eat the baby in The Road? I think the novel says the charred corpse was left, maybe to suggest the parent's remorse and inability to go through with eating. Very sad book. Contrast two roads people can take in the end.

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