A surreal, horrifying, and violent novel depicting a roving white band of Indian scalp-hunters in the American Southwest during the 1850s. 'Blood Meridian' is among my favorite novels and includes some of the most memorable characters I've ever encountered, and certainly the most evil in Judge Holden. McCarthy's prose is unrivaled in the history of American literature; describing the most vicious acts with prose beautiful, florid, and lyrical. If you've read his later, more popular novels, such as 'No Country for Old Men' or 'The Road,' you will be shocked to find how radically his prose has changed over the years, from the incredibly verbose 'Blood Meridian' and 'Outer Dark' to the stark and taut 'No Country for Old Men.' 'Blood Meridian' is certainly not for the faint of heart, but if you're looking for a masterpiece of American literature that will tear its way into your heart and sear its nightmarish imagery onto your mind, this one's for you!
Based on incidents that took place in the southwestern United States and Mexico around 1850, this novel chronicles the crimes of a band of desperados, with a particular focus on one, "the kid," a boy of fourteen