Have you read it?
I just finished it. What was the calamity?
quote:Originally posted by beternU:
Hey, guys, the man's name is Cormac McCarthy, for Pete's sake! Cormac is a grand old Irish name.
Wright--whose books DO you like? McCarthy is a superb writer. He won one of the coveted MacArthur "genius" prizes some years back. He is a widely-recognized major literary talent. At least two of his books have been made into very well-reviewed motion pictures. I am just curious why you are so negative on McCarthy.
Literary talent runs in the McCarthy family. Long ago, in another incarnation, Cormac's younger brother was on my staff in a gummint agency. He was by far the best writer I encountered in almost 30 years of gummint service.
Perhaps you should stay with Stephen King. He is, I must concede, a first-rate writer and deserving of the awards he has received. Those who classify him as simply a horror story writer are missing some of the depth of his works.
Allow me to recommend another great writer. Next time you visit a library, check out something by T.R. Pearson. He has an unusual and engaging style and writes with a sly humor about dark subjects. A good book of his to begin with is "Off for the Sweet Hereafter." You will laugh yourself sore when you read the first chapter.
Keep reading, though; it keeps us off the streets and away from the TV!
quote:Originally posted by HomesickGirl:
I read it. The writing was spare, wasn't it? No extra words..very bleak. But then, the subject matter was bleak.
I wonder if the movie was able to convey the mood of the book.
quote:Originally posted by Not Shallow Not Slim:
Thanks for the correction. I gave the book away after I read it, but I should have checked online how to spell his name.
It was bleak. Desperate.
I also read "All the Pretty Horses". McCarthy definitely has a dark side.
Has anyone seen the film? I have not, but will look for it now.