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the embodied book group
this is where I will log my recent reading,
click through individual titles for my thoughts and reflections on each title
This week I finished reading Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy, which follows “the kid” as he journeys West from Tennessee in the 1840s and eventually joins the notorious Glanton Gang of scalp hunters, engaged to protect the contested border settlements of Mexico. It’s violent content is well documented and discussed, mainly on literary sites and cultural discussion threads as you might expect. I won’t go into gory details. But I found myself gripped on this second attempt at getting through its pages. It has felt to be something I’ve experienced and the act of reading elicited many felt bodily responses [read on]...
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