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02-06-2012, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Osprey View Post
I just sat down to start reading The Road by Cormac McCarthy. I gave up after 10 pages. This writing style is maddening for people who hate sentence fragments, run-on sentences and lack of punctuation. Here's an excerpt:Reading that is just maddening to me. It's also disappointing, since I was interested in reading some of Cormac McCarthy's other novels (ex. Blood Meridian, No Country for Old Men) afterward. For those who've read some of his other novels, are they like this, too? If so, I may need to pass, since this writing is much more frustrating for me than entertaining.
I've read three of them (The Road, Blood Meridian, and No Country for Old Men) and they're all pretty much like that. The style really works for me, though. The Road truly did a number on me and actually affected me on an emotional level, which is rare. I think you should stick with it but the lack of punctuation is not going to change.

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