Length: 337 pages
Audiobook Length: 13 hours and 6 minutes
First Published: 1985
Blood Meridian is an epic novel of the violence and depravity that attended America’s westward expansion, brilliantly subverting the conventions of the Western novel and the mythology of the Wild West. Based on historical events that took place on the Texas-Mexico border in the 1850s, it traces the fortunes of the Kid, a fourteen-year-old Tennesseean who stumbles into a nightmarish world where Indians are being murdered and the market for their scalps is thriving.
Quotes from Blood Meridian
War was always here. Before man was, war waited for him. The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.
Whatever in creation exists without my knowledge exists without my consent.
They were watching, out there past men’s knowing, where stars are drowning and whales ferry their vast souls through the black and seamless sea.
About Cormac McCarthy
Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist and playwright. He has written twelve novels in the Southern Gothic, western, and post-apocalyptic genres and has also written plays and screenplays. He received the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for The Road, and his 2005 novel No Country for Old Men was adapted as a 2007 film of the same name, which won four Academy Awards, including Best Picture. He and his wife currently live in Tesque, New Mexico in the United States. Visit the author’s website →