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    Quote Originally Posted by TJCams View Post
    You guys have spurred me to put McCarty on my want to read list on goodreads. Not sure when I will grab one, or when I will read him, but..... sure sounds like my kind of stuff!
    If/when you do, I hope you dig it. I'd suggest starting with THE ROAD.

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    Currently reading THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME by Mark Haddon. Very funny so far. The perfect antidote to the grimness of BLOOD MERIDIAN.

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    Rereading The Green Mile.
    "I'm a vegan. "

    ---Kirby Bliss Blanton , The Green Inferno (2013)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJCams View Post
    You guys have spurred me to put McCarty on my want to read list on goodreads. Not sure when I will grab one, or when I will read him, but..... sure sounds like my kind of stuff!
    I agree, The Road is the best way to start with McCarthy, such a good book

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kealan Patrick Burke View Post
    I just finished BLOOD MERIDIAN. It was a masterpiece.
    Absolutely! Can you believe James Franco was attached as a producer/possible director for a film version there for a while? Even though I like James Franco, I'm kind of glad that project fell through because it would have been a mess

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    Started The Twelve by Justin Cronin, so far, so good

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Absolutely! Can you believe James Franco was attached as a producer/possible director for a film version there for a while? Even though I like James Franco, I'm kind of glad that project fell through because it would have been a mess
    I take it there's no character who is perpetually high in the novel?
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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    I take it there's no character who is perpetually high in the novel?
    Nope, though you may feel the need for a few tokes after reading it

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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    Rereading The Green Mile.
    One of my favorites.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Absolutely! Can you believe James Franco was attached as a producer/possible director for a film version there for a while? Even though I like James Franco, I'm kind of glad that project fell through because it would have been a mess
    He would not have been right for that adaptation at all. I'm glad it fell through. Less glad that Tommy Lee Jones' attempts to bring it to the screen were unsuccessful. He might have been able to do it right, though after seeing No Country for Old Men, I'd like to see what the Coen Brothers could do with the material, as they seem to get McCarthy's tone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srboone View Post
    I take it there's no character who is perpetually high in the novel?
    Not unless you consider bloodlust a drug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Nope, though you may feel the need for a few tokes after reading it
    Indeed.

    Tommy, did you ever see THE SUNSET LIMITED?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kealan Patrick Burke View Post
    Indeed.

    Tommy, did you ever see THE SUNSET LIMITED?
    No, but I want to, I'm sure it's good just haven't got around to it yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    No, but I want to, I'm sure it's good just haven't got around to it yet
    It's a hard one to recommend, and your enjoyment of it will be directly proportional to how well you like one-location, all dialogue plays about philosophy and theology. It's pretty much two actors representing McCarthy's own internal debate about religion. I enjoyed it, but then, from a writer's perspective, the themes and dialogue engaged me. Not sure if it'd be the case if I weren't. I know the reviews were decidedly mixed, and I can see why.

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    I will probably like it then, I'm a big fan of movies like that, it sounds like a darker My Dinner with Andre, I also still need to read The Stonemason but my local B&N never has a copy and I always forget to order one, one of these days though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    I will probably like it then, I'm a big fan of movies like that, it sounds like a darker My Dinner with Andre, I also still need to read The Stonemason but my local B&N never has a copy and I always forget to order one, one of these days though
    Interestingly enough, one review of THE SUNSET LIMITED mentioned MY DINNER WITH ANDRE, so you may indeed like it.

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    Finished THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME. Not bad, but I'm not sure it earned its universal praise.

    Now reading THE STREETS OF LAREDO, the only book in the LONESOME DOVE quartet I haven't yet read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    I agree, The Road is the best way to start with McCarthy, such a good book
    Definitely have to agree with that. It took a little getting used to with the writing style, but once I got used to it I couldn't put it down. Absolutely great book. I was impressed with the movie too, as I was expecting something bad, but it was made more in line with the book than most movies made from books by authors such as Stephen King
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    Quote Originally Posted by RJK1981 View Post
    Definitely have to agree with that. It took a little getting used to with the writing style, but once I got used to it I couldn't put it down. Absolutely great book. I was impressed with the movie too, as I was expecting something bad, but it was made more in line with the book than most movies made from books by authors such as Stephen King
    I have avoided the movie just because I wanted to keep my vision of the book alive in my head but I do hear good things about, I will more than likely see it one day

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    I liked the movie. Managed to be just as depressing as the book.

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