Right on, girl! For instance... I've just read Cormac McCarthy's "Cities of the Plain," and found it breathtaking. Anyone want to talk about it?
Great! Shall we discuss Burn24's idea? Cities of the Plain is a good start, and in fact the other two of the trilogy as well.
Let's have a certain take on it; for instance, 'Cities Of The Plain as a quest novel'. I believe All The Pretty Horses and The Crossing were also Quest novels;
Quest novels have a central figure who strikes out in search of something -- and finds both helpers and those who impede him/her alng the way.
In Cities of the Plain young Grady is clearly searching out the flip side of the girl he lost in Pretty Horses. McCarthy's language, his sense of landscape, of doomed causes, is so remarkable.
Another suggestion; for those wanting to enhance the discussion, you can shoot over to Amazon, look up the book in question, read customer comments and a review, and pop back here with questions of whatever.
Amazon is a great tool
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I love McCarthy. Cities of the Plain was good, but the best of the trilogy was The Crossing, IMHO.
Also IMHO, Blood Meridian is on a completely different level from anything in the Border Trilogy. It's just a masterpiece.
how does it compare with his "Blood Meridian"?