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 »ties, Ballard descends literally and figuratively to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation.« less
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.
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.