YOU CAN'T TELL WHAT IS IN A COUNTRY LIKE THAT UNTIL YOU ARE DOWN THERE IN IT. McCormick can be, as he is in this book a very descriptive writer. H..Show More »e knows how to set a melancholy mood. He can put you in the country through description. You will feel that you are living in that time and that place.
HELL, YES I CAN RIDE. I WAS RIDING WHEN I FELL OFF. While his books have some humor, they usually have lots of cruelty. This is such a book and it is filled with the talk of the time, which seems to be a lot about SHIT. YOUR A LYING SACK OF GREEN SHIT. YOU DON'T KNOW SHIT FROM APPLE BUTTER. TEN POUNDS OF SHIT IN A FIVE POUND SACK. The cruelty and the language don't bother me, my dad was a sailor and I work around truck drivers. I have trouble staying with a book like this due to the endless wondering and eating. His characters do a lot of wondering around the countryside and doing a lot of eating. The plot or point of the story can get lost in all this wondering and descriptive eating. I soon lose interest.
I'M GOING TO TELL YOU SOMETHING WELL, TELL IT Frank Muller was a great narrator and I miss him.
WHO CAN DREAM OF GOD? When I bought this book, there was only one review by Charlie Brown. It had me confused, but after listening to the book, I ..Show More »understand. McCarthy is one of by favorite writers and just a couple of days ago a I gave a five star review of The Road. His use of language is astounding and his descriptions, put you right in the story. This story takes many paths and never really sticks with one. The main character does a lot of meandering and stopping and eating with Mexicans. There is a lot of philosophy about God and Religion. In one part their is actually about an hour long sermon. In parts some characters speak Spanish, a lot of Spanish and sometimes it is explained, but lots of times not. McCarthy seems to expect us to have a English to Spanish Dictionary with us. The main character seems likable, but by the time I gave up, I hated him. He seems to have good parents who treat him well and love him, but one day at the age of sixteen, he takes off on a trip to Mexico, for months, without telling his parents. They have no Idea what has happened to him. When I quit it seems he was turning himself and his brother into outlaws. I quit around seven hours in. ALL TALES ARE ONE If you had the choice of reading a book in your own voice in your head or given the opportunity of listening to Richard Poe read it, why would you not choose Poe? This guy was born to narrate books.
A passage from my book "the crossing" by Cormac Mcarthy. Conversation between a young man and an old man.
No one can really tell you what ..Show More »your life is going to be like can they?
"No. It's never really like what you would have expected. If people knew the story of their lives, how many then would elect to live them. Many people talk about what is in store for them but there is nothing in store. The day itself is made of what has come before. The world must be surprised to the shape of that which appears. Perhaps even God."