New York: Random House, 1985. First edition. McCarthy's masterwork, front-runner for best American novel from the 1980s. A Fine copy in like dust jacket with a small owner's name and one small nick to the lower rear corner of the jacket (minor loss). No remainder mark. Spine colors vibrant. An excellent copy overall.
McCarthy’s masterful meditation on brutality, death, and the American West. Set in the mid 19th century, "Blood Meridian" follows the adventures of “The Kid,” who joins the violent Glanton Gang, and his relationship with the imposing and demonic figure of Judge Holden. Published in 1985, the novel was McCarthy’s fifth book – but the first to take place in the American Southwest. Writer David Foster Wallace called it "[p]robably the most horrifying book of this century, at least [in] fiction" and critic Harold Bloom referred to "Blood Meridian" as "the greatest single book since Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying.” It appears on Time Magazine’s list of the 100 greatest English novels from 1923-2005. “Any page of his work reveals his originality, a passionate voice given equally to ugliness and lyricism.” (Contemporary New York Times Review) Fine in Fine dust jacket. (Item #1751)