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July 01, 2008

Just finished "The cities of the plain" by C. McCarthy

It is rare to find an author like Cormac McCarthy. He writes beautifully spare prose and makes a knife fight, roping wild dogs and lighting a cigarette on a corner all have the same descriptive depth and narrative interest. I read his border trilogy recently and believe it to be one of the best works of modern fiction I have ever read. He doesn't shy away from death and love and this trilogy is a eulogy for the eclipsed life of the cowboy in the west.

Posted by Chris at July 1, 2008 09:21 PM