Child of God by Cormac MccarthyChild of God by Cormac Mccarthy

Child of God

byCormac Mccarthy

Paperback | June 29, 1993

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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 dignity, humor, and characteristic lyrical brilliance.
Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist, screenwriter, and playwright who has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. A number of his works have been adapted into films, including All the Pretty Horses, The Road, and the four-time Academy Award–winning No Country for Old Men.
Title:Child of GodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8 × 5.1 × 0.4 inPublished:June 29, 1993Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0679728740

ISBN - 13:9780679728740

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not fot he faint of heart This book was a bit much for me - the violence I mean. The main character was seriously disturbed. I still finished the book, but was glad to be done with it.
Date published: 2016-12-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Grim, but a page turner This is a quick read, but very impactful. If you like Cormac's other work you will enjoy this. In the same theme of being dark, captivating, and also very human. #plumreview
Date published: 2016-11-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Disturbing Just as violent, maybe even more so, than "Blood Meridian," but without that books depth. Not a book I'd reread anytime soon. For fans of "Deliverance."
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning His most underrated book.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A written nightmare you must read This book is dark and at times disturbing. Cormac Mccarthy is an expert at writing scenes so that the imagery comes alive in your head, and this book is no exception. The storyline is somewhat disjointed which adds to the eerie feeling this book will give you. I had trouble predicting what would happen next, which in my mind just shows how wonderfully creative Mccarthy is. Child of God will provide fuel for your nightmares.
Date published: 2010-07-19

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A taut, chilling novel that plumbs the depths of human degradation, this is the story of Lester Ballard--a violent, dispossessed man, falsely accused of rape--who haunts the hill country of East Tennessee when he is released from jail, preying on the population with his strange lusts. Out of print since 1984