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The Orchard Keeper

3 Ratings: 3.7
A book by Cormac McCarthy

This first novel by McCarthy (whose All the Pretty Horses won the National Book Award) is set in a remote Tennessee community between the world wars.   Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Author: Cormac McCarthy
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Vintage
2 reviews about The Orchard Keeper
review by . September 30, 2010
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. …
review by . August 29, 2008
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.
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