Lots of memorable imagery. The voices are too similar to keep track of characters at times. Note that as chapters are announced a bunch of key words from the chapter are read off, I'm guessing this is in the printed version too but through the audio version its a bit confusing at first.
At once lean and lyrical, blood meridian is a masterpiece of biblical proportions. By it's very nature, mysterious and murderous, the type of literature to be experienced again and again.
Cormac McCarthy is a genius. I don't know what there isn't to love about this book and in the audible version. This would be my 5th time going through the book for reading it and one listening and I love it the same and maybe even more every single time.
I was enthralled from the start, but halfway through the book I started to lose interest. At first I loved the vivid, poetic descriptions of landscape and just about everything other detail. Soon though it started to feel too rich, like eating dessert again and again. I found myself longing for some simple dialog to move the plot forward. This was the first audiobook I found myself saying that it probably just wasn't meant to be an audiobook because reading it out loud just makes it sound silly after a while in a hippy, Jim Morrison kind of way. McCarthy must have had the Vietnam War on his mind when he wrote this as it feels like Blood Meridian strains to put history right -- painting a picture of Americans run amok in a foreign land, far from home and adrift from the restraints of authority and morality. In that sense it's both refreshingly new and jarring to read of the relentless lawlessness and violence that probably shaped U.S. western expansion. But the violence just gets comical after awhile with McCarthy's need to deep fry it all in poetic verse.
I will have to go back and read the book someday. The story is excellent and the performance also great, however it requires a steely constitution and focused attention to follow through and audio format. It was far to easy to lose track of the story.
The story is too violent for my taste but the writing is exquisite and as a result, I will ,no doubt, be rereading in the future. Excellent narration although I had my doubts initially
while the prose and pacing of this novel are excellent. The content and pure graphic violence made it hard to bare at times. The cruelty and inhumane nature of man is front and center in this novel.
This book justifies and rewards those readers who have the capacity to read advanced prose. I. Could not have u nderstood this novel without having trained by way of copious prior literary e exploration because McCarthy presumes his readers are at the top of their game. He certainly is; this is an amazing novel not to be missed. The violence is unnerving and disturbing on many levels but it is also beautiful and sublime. Imagine a story as gripping and epic as Lonesome Dove but without a single good hearted character or even a single chuckle of humor. sounds 八点不同哦 itsg re s t