Thursday, November 20th, 2003
Spinning writes about what we should do after reading a novel like Blood Meridian. There are a lot of answers. Problem is I don’t know any of them.
Personally, I read such a novel for the ideas and the writing. Sure, it’s a novel full of violence, but the violence in my view is a small part of it. I like writing that reminds the reader that there are mysteries and there are mysteries. Also, one book or story feeds others. After the ride of Blood Meridian, it can be hard to move on to the next story. BM can overwhelme the reading list, but it can also give it life.