Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West (Vintage International) (Paperback)
"Published in 1985, it tells the story of a young boy simply referred to as "the kid" who runs away from home and becomes entangled with a group of bounty hunters (the horrifying Glanton gang) intent on scourging the American West, murdering Indigenous Americans in exchange for money. Amidst these revolting acts of violence emerges one of the most unforgettable villains in all of literature, Judge Holden: a completely hairless, pale, tall, and muscular man who slowly emerges as the true center of the book's focus as he invites himself into Glanton's gang. To say any more about him would disrupt a one-of-a-kind reading experience. It is challenging and disturbing, yet its powerful prose will not let you look away. I find it to be such a valuable and important book with timeless themes that will always retain their relevancy, and it easily contains the most haunting final chapter I'll ever experience."— Nicholas
Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, Blood Meridian traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennesseean who stumbles into the nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving.
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