Dunces, a quick update and an invitation.
During October–or however long it takes–Dunce Two and I are going to do a chapter-by-chapter reading and discussion of Cormac McCarthy’s bloody masterpiece, Blood Meridian. We would like you to join in and read along, and contribute whatever you like.
I’ve read it 9 times. D2 has never read it. I am jealous of him. We’re each going to read a chapter at a time, and then we’ll each have our say on what we read. The book’s got about 25 chapters plus a brief epilogue, but it feels like a much longer book, so I’m not sure how long we’ll actually need. Also, life will surely get in the way at times.
It is a book that I cannot stay away from. This will be my attempt to figure out why.
You can buy Blood Meridian here and knock out the first brief chapter before October. Do it!