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Blood Meridian, by Cormac McCarthy

David Foster Wallace—a writer I feel unusually connected to, though more as a person than as a novelist—described Blood Meridian as “Probably the most horrifying book of this century, at least fiction.” He also included it on a list he compiled of the most underappreciated books of recent decades. 4,207 more words


Of this is the judge judge and the night does not end (Blood Meridian)

In that sleep and in sleeps to follow the judge did visit. Who would come other? A great shambling mutant, silent and serene. Whatever his antecedents he was something wholly other than their sum, nor was there system by which to divide him back into his origins for he would not go.

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