Monthly Archives: February 2013

On Reading T.R. Fehrenbach’s “Comanches: The Destruction of a People” and Jared Diamond’s “The World Until Yesterday”: A World Without Laws

So while teaching Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian recently, I learned he’d been inspired by T.R. Fehrenbach’s Comanches: The Destruction of a People (1975), so I picked it up. Suffice to say it was a gripping read, as I had a … Continue reading

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Good Review of “The Bird Saviors” in the San Francisco Book Review, and Eerie Similarities to Alex Prud’homme’s “The Ripple Effect” in Recent L.A. Tourist’s Death Case

So I’ve been too busy reading/teaching to blog lately, juggling about four books at a time and finishing all of them (more on that later), but had a nice surprise to be told about a good review of The Bird … Continue reading

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Life Imitating Art, But Softly: Russian Meteor a Mini-Version of the Fireball That Ends Civilization in Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road”

So I’ve been teaching Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian (1985) for the last two weeks, although the more I know about the novel, the more I’m struck that it needs an entire semester to cover thoroughly—though if I did that, I … Continue reading

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Review of “The Bird Saviors” in the High Country News, and a Literary Find in Cormac McCarthy’s “Blood Meridian”

So there’s a nice review of The Bird Saviors in the High Country News (not to be confused with High Times, which is a fuzzy horse of a different color), a great journal about the West, here. I’ve been too … Continue reading

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