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Child of GodIn this taut chilling novel Lester Ballard a violent dispossessed man falsely accused of rape haunts Great day in the morning He is making me homesick Just the speech patterns which McCarthy nails It reminded me of River's Edge although the movie seems mild by comparison Maybe I'm just grateful that it used an inflatable doll Dennis Hopper as Feck and Daniel Roebuck as Samson John Tollet from River's Edge 1987

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Read eBook ↠ Child of God Paperback ✓ Cormac McCarthy Ö In this taut chilling novel Lester Ballard a violent dispossessed man falsely accused of rape haunts the hill country of East Tennessee when he is released from jail  While telling his story Cormac McCarthy depicts the most sordid aspects of life with dCarthy depicts the most sordid aspects of life with dignity humor and characteristic lyrical brillian How far can one book go? How objectionable can the subject matter be?Well take a southern degenerate raised in an abysmal state of affairs and trace his downward spiral into serial murder and necrophilia that’s what McCarthy did in ‘Child of God’ But that’s just the tip of the iceberg This novel is a descent into the darkness that can befall an uneducated and amoral man when left to his own devices; someone abandoned on the fringes of civilization and left to fend for themselves with what little they possess When basic needs aren't met and baser desires are never addressed or fulfilled the human reaction is often extreme and appalling History has taught us this time and time again Lester Ballad is uite possibly one of the most reprehensible characters in modern literature yet it is impossible to hate him completely What made me suirm was Cormac’s ability to actually get me to relate to the lonely outcast and feel some sympathy for him showing me the human side to a character we would all regard as subhuman We are products of our environments the results of upbringings and teachings What happens to those who have been locked out of normality by the same societies that judge them?'Child Of God' is like nothing you've ever read before If you know anything about Cormac McCarthy you'll know that the brilliant author is not known for holding back or giving a single shit about how offended you might be by some of the harsh realities humanity has to offer Read this book and you will be shocked You will be upset But above all you will be wading into territory very few writers have the fortitude to map and conuer 'Child Of God' is a game changer a short novel that will push the limits of what you thought great content could be It is a must read for any avid adult reader; a book that is both brave and depraved at the same time You have been welcomed You have been warned This book was one of the '10 Books That Made Me Suirm' piece I wrote See which other books made the list

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The hill country of East Tennessee when he is released from jail  While telling his story Cormac Mc film of the book update None other than James I'm handsome and I can do anything Franco directed a version of this last year I just saw it; and damn James I hate to say this but it was really good And faithful Really great performance by Scott Haze as Lester You probably shouldn't watch it while you eat your tea nor should you be watching it with any elderly relatives but if you know what the story is about you probably would not do that Unless you want to kill them off with shock and horror This time round I spotted that Child of God starts just like Omensetter's Luck with a rural auction Kind of a really useless factAnd now the actual reviewME AND CORMAC WE GO BACK A LONG WAYThis was a re read my first for years and once again I loved Cormac's outrageous daring style I gave it five stars all those years ago and I give it five now I felt again that I was in the presence of a writer who could dip all the other American writers in his Weetabix and mush em all together and eat em up and go for another bowl of em This guy is the real deal Well allright So how come I didn't like any other CMcC book if he's such a wow? Good uestion you know I had a go at Blood Meridian and as everyone knows that's like reading the Bible if God was Sam Peckinpah Beautiful beautiful writing completely suandered on an endurance test Western with zero story and zero character So I failed there All the Pretty Horses well that was better and I did finish it but by now Cormac's style has got ever outre he's much deeply in love with the conjunction and and by then he'd got too mythtastic for my taste I still like my soap opera thank you I’m just this suburban gentleman in a semi detatched house with a cat and a bottle of real ale and a High Llamas cd Myths? Not so much So I think Cormac and me had a parting of the ways But if I recall right before we bade farewell and he took the road west we shook hands cordially It felt cordial that is although his face betrayed no expressionTHIS WILL MELT YOUR FACEAs to Child of God this book is a total treat but I got to warn you the main character is a little unsavoury Lester Ballard our grisly necrophile protagonist has uite a bit of the old Ed Gein about him Which if so would make him the fourth fictional incarnation of Ed so inspirational was he and that is leaving aside the biopic about him which is called Ed Gein There was Hitchcock's Psycho there was ol' Leatherface in The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was ever a film so aptly titled it was in Texas there was a massacre it was done with a chainsaw and there was the regrettable Buffalo Bill in The Silence of the Tiny Little Baa Lambs with his human skin dresses Now Barbara Gowdy in her arresting story We So Seldom Look On Love makes a case that there are indeed true necrophiles people that only love people if they're dead Imagine the fate of a necrophile who's looking for commitment I guess the only solution there would be taxidermy But I argue that the great majority of necrophiles wind up with the dead through poor lifestyle choice and low self esteem They are just lonely But in a special way You and me we may have been through lonely times you may still be going through those times and I only wish I could reach my hand through this screen and give your shoulder a little sueeze wouldn't that be nice hmm maybe it wouldn't can you imagine if you booted up your computer and all these arms came out wiggling around? Doesn't bear thinking about I digress this loneliness that we have suffered was still on the planet Earth it was a recognisable common emotion We could have been rescued at any time These necrophiles though the loneliness of these guys is a cold cold moon of Pluto They are off the scale of ordinary inabilities to communicate to invite affection they are the antimatter of human dalliance They make autists look like uiz show comperes The only date they've been on is where they shoot em in the back of the head and lug em home That's a date Of sorts Now Lester Ballard if he could only of met a nice girl some time in his early life and could of settled down somewhat it may have been the making of him But he never met the right gal And he took the wrong turn in life The way it goes sometimes