Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West
Comments and mentions from HN threads:
Ask HN: What was the best book you read in 2016?
brudgers: I bought a used copy and reread it for the first time in about fifteen years. As soon as I finished, I turned around and reread it again just to enjoy the detail.
Ask HN: Which book have you re-read recently?
brudgers: It had probably been more than fifteen years since I last reread it. What was unusual was that as soon as I reread it, I turned around and reread it again.
Ask HN: What are your favorite books of all time, and why?
brudgers: The violence of technological disruption as the central theme.
btschaegg: Worth reading for the landscape descriptions alone, McCarthy transforms the American west into a hellscape of inhuman violence, savagery, and evil; and yet, it's a beautiful descent into madness. His character of the Judge is as captivating as he is horrifying.