Pros: Language, characterization, lushness of the narrative Cons: None for me, but for those who require plot, it is a little weak here The Bottom Line: If you like Faulkner, you will love this novel. If long and wordy sentences bother you, it is not for you. Edited to correct some embarrassing grammatical mistakes There is a line between what academics and enveloped amateurs call fiction and literature. … more
Beautifully written prose. McCarthey says more in one sentence than most any other writers say in pages. It's a small book, but not a quick read. I appreciate the language, words and his amazing style, but I found find the book a bit unsatisfying. Perhaps I enjoy more plot driven books. Often the characters muddled together and in general I felt a bit in a haze while reading, not completely understanding what was being conveyed. I've enjoyed other works by McCarthey more than this one.