Books & Beginnings XXII

img_1116Reveal: The opening for No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy in Books & Beginnings XXI.

First, not all people have the stomach for Cormac McCarthy when he goes full dark. The narration in this book roped me in like nothing. I felt absolutely entwined in this lawman’s last case. I struggled with his sense of justice. This is a powerful read. The movie takes a bit of the edge off its intensity. Your imagination caught in the reading of words can do so much more damage than a moving picture. This book is stunning. I put Cormac McCarthy on the same level as literary greats like Faulkner, Hemingway, and Capote. Wow.

 

Up Next: There may be about four people on the planet that have not read this next one. I thought of not including it for that reason. Only, these books made the unendurable years of quiet desperation, raising a daughter on my own, bearable and magical. A debt I can never repay.

Mr. and Mrs. Dursley, of number four, Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much.

 

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