Review – Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy

A Mari Usque Ad Mare

Blood Meridian: Or the Evening Redness in the West : McCarthy, Cormac: Books

The universe is no narrow thing and the order within it is not constrained by any latitude in its conception to repeat what exists in one part in any other part. Even in this world more things exist without our knowledge than with it and the order in creation which you see is that which you have put there, like a string in a maze, so that you shall not lose your way. For existence has its own order and that no man’s mind can compass, that mind itself being but a fact among others.

What force exists that causes man to seek to conquer savage lands? To take the cultures, society, and all other evidence of their existence and obliterate it so that it can be replaced. It is War. Not the tactics and strategy and logistics and formations and battle. It is not the instrument by which one…

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