this incredible book…

October 4, 2011 § 1 Comment


Utterly brilliant – recommended reading for anyone who is interested in verbal-visual imagery (for instance, read these fishes and see them flash and flicker in your head: “You could see them standing in the amber current where the white edges of their fins wimpled softly in the flow. They smelled of moss in your hand. Polished and muscular and torsional. On their backs were the vermiculate patterns that were maps of the world in its becoming…”), human relationships, survival, loneliness, hunger, life, and words. Painful and powerful and very inspiring. And I’m even quite keen on the cover photograph.

I’m cutting lino again now and listening to inconsequential radio with my head full of McCarthy’s bleak blunt beautiful writing.


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