'I have rarely encountered anything as powerful, as unsettling, or as memorable as Blood Meridian . . . A nightmare odyssey' Evening Standard
Cormac McCarthy is the author of ten acclaimed novels, most recently including All the Pretty Horses, No Country For Old Men and The Road. Among his honours are the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
McCarthy distances us not only from the historical past, not only
from our cowboy-and-Indian images of it, but also revisionist
theories that make white men the villains and Indians the victims.
All men are unremittingly bloodthirsty here, poised at a peak of
violence, the "meridian" from which their civilization will quickly
fall. * New York Times Book Review *
Blood Meridian is his masterpiece . . . An astonishing sanguinary epic dealing with the Indian wars of the 1840s in West Texas and Mexico . . . Unlike anything I have ever read in recent years, an extraordinary, breathtaking achievement. -- John Banville * Observer *
McCarthy's achievement is to establish a new mythology which is as potent and vivid as that of the movies, yet one which has absolutely the opposite effect . . . He is a great writer. * Independent *
A bloody and starkly beautiful tale -- Stephen Amidon * Sunday Times *
Possibly the greatest American novel of the past 25 years. -- Aleksandar Hemon, author of THE LAZARUS PROJECT and NOWHERE MAN
Unlike anything I have read in recent years, an extraordinary, breathtaking achievement. -- John Banville
I have rarely encountered anything as powerful, as unsettling, or as memorable as Blood Meridian . . . A nightmare odyssey. * Evening Standard *