Outer Dark

Outer Dark

A woman bears her brother's child, a boy, the brother leaves the baby in the woods and tells her he died of natural causes. Discovering her brother's lie, she sets forth alone to find her son. Both brother and sister wander through a countryside bein...

Title:Outer Dark
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780330314923
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  • Annet

    This is my third Cormac McCarthy book. First one was The Road, which is without a doubt one of the best books I ever read, it had a great impact on me. Second was No country for old men, after seeing ...

  • Mike Puma

    ***The following review, such as it is, might be considered spoilerish.Proceeding cautiously through my long-awaited, chronological rereading of the works of Cormac McCarthy, reading the supplemental ...

  • Cecily

    Having given 5* to The Road (my review here http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...), I was surprised and disappointed at how much I disliked this. Like The Road, it is dark and sparse, and involves ...

  • Lawyer

    Outer Dark: Cormac McCarthy's Novel of Judgment and Responsibility And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 25:30, KJVIf there ...

  • Zoeytron

    An air of ruin permeates this bleak tale of abandonment, desperation, and want. 'Hard people makes hard times.' Culla and Rinthy Holme, brother and sister, were brought up hard. They ain't never had n...

  • Diane Barnes

    I wasn't sure about this book. I read "All the Pretty Horses" many years ago and didn't care for it. I tried "Suttree" and put it down after a couple of chapters. I liked "The Orchard Keeper", but it ...

  • ??sN?n?

    From his earliest literary forays like 'The Orchard Keeper' and 'Suttree', it was clear that the American Novel had found its heir to Faulkner. His prose contained the same lyrical beauty and biblical...

  • Perry

    Definitionally Southern GothicThis novel should top the list in any Google search for, or be featured in any dictionary's definition of, "Southern gothic fiction." What we have here, friends, is two o...

  • Darwin8u

    “Ive seen the meanness of humans till I dont know why God aint put out the sun and gone away.” ― Cormac McCarthy, Outer DarkI keep reading Cormac McCarthy to find a single crack of light in his ...

  • Aubrey

    3.5/5 The ancestors had called Europeans “the orphan people” and had noted that as with orphans taken in by selfish or coldhearted clanspeople, few Europeans had remained whole. They failed to r...