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Child of God
Child of God
Author: Cormac McCarthy
Set in mountainous Sevier County, Tennessee, in the 1960s, Child of God tells the story of Lester Ballard, a dispossessed, violent man whom the narrator describes as "a child of God much like yourself perhaps." Ballard's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781447212478
ISBN-10: 1447212479
Publication Date: 1/1/2000
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Publisher: Picador
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Incredibly well-written, 'Child of God' will remain in your memory for quite some time. Containing a unique plot, this novel has proved to be so much more than the description on the back cover. Picturesque, thrilling, haunting, and even horrifying at times, I am so glad I read this. Quite a memorable experience.
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The one redeeming quality of this book was that it was short. There wasn't one thing I liked about it. The choppy sentence structure and oversized vocabulary made it quite dull. When there finally was some action, it was gruesome and disgusting.
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