McCarthy is the greatest living writer in the American South, possibly in America. His work speaks for itself, and no reviews are needed to say that this is another great work in a career filled with great works. It's not his masterpiece, despite the above description--that title still goes to Blood Meridian.
This, though, is his most emotionally moving work. This is a book about hope in a world that's lost anything for which it is worth hoping. Neither the man or the boy are a perfect picture of love, but both show that no matter how bleak our future is we still have one another to rely on and to love.
To top that, the imagery and the dialogue of the book are phenomenal. This isn't Clive Cussler or Tom Clancy, it's one of the greatest voices in American fiction writing in his typically masterful way.
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