Well, The Border Triology are tales of damnation and redemption, freedom, individualism, and love. Blood Meridien I guess is the same but the author actually puts in a devil figure and the brutality is more shocking - apparently the book is based on historical events, too. But I've never read anything like this guy McCarthy, for beauty of language and for moral power. Better than the ancient Greeks.
The Judge is one of the most awfully and horribly compelling characters I have ever encountered in liturature.