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Outer Dark Paperback – June 29, 1993
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Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
- Publisher : Vintage (June 29, 1993)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 256 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0679728732
- ISBN-13 : 978-0679728733
- Item Weight : 6.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.2 x 0.52 x 8 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #72,079 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I've been given another one of his books to read and will give it a go as I would like to experience what other readers have but maybe this will be an author I just don't 'get'.
It is a concern to me now that I don't get anything like the intensity of reading experience from any other author, and I have run out of McCarthy books. I think the books should come with a warning, it is not that you like these stories they are often harrowing, but it is always incredible when you realize where you have been transported, and despite the incredible descriptive prose it is often what is not said but still there that takes you there. Enough, amazing!
I found Outer Dark a very shocking book,on a parallel with the awful Child of God and,probably,the extremely violent Blood Meridian.
None of the above is meant to say that these books are not great....they are.
Like many,I got into Cormac after the films No Country For Old Men and The Road.I should have got into him a lot earlier.
His writing style is majestic and poetic,maybe even hypnotic.
I have just completed the Border Trilogy and can only praise that also.A bit exhausting,though.But worthwhile.More than....sorry,trying unsuccessfully to write like him.
Back to Outer Dark.
I cried at the end of this.I have never done that before.
I cried at the storyline,I cried for the sister and brother,I cried at how much better a writer he is than I will ever be.
What discordant vespers do the tinker's goods chime through the long twilight and over the brindled forest road, him stooped and hounded through the windy recrements of day like those old exiles who divorced of corporeality and enjoined ingress of heaven or hell wander forever the middle warrens spoorless increate and anathema. Hounded by grief, by guilt, or like this cheerless vendor clamored at heel through wood and fen by his own querulous and inconsolable wares in perennial tin malediction.
Think now I shall purchase his first novel, The orchard keeper.