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What the community says about Blood Meridian
- "I read Blood Meridian as a line marking the West. Literally, a line of longitude that once crossed signals entering the West. The novel, in part, de-romanticizes the typical notions of "going out west," showing the brutal realities of Manifest Destiny, westward expansion, etc."
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in What are the best gore novels"One of the most unsettling and gruesome books I have ever read, Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy is definitely among the best gory novels out there. McCarthy masterfully creates deeply uncomfortable scenes while maintaining a beautifully rich writing style. Adding on to all of that is the fact it is based in part on the real life exploits of the gang described in it. If you are looking for a gore novel, you can't get much better than Blood Meridian."