I dont wanna be that guy, but i was able to finish Blood Meridian when i was 14 and i was an idiot when i was 14. Im just stating that anyone can finish it if they put in the effort if faggot 14yo me could
It isn't quite as easy mode go dog go tier as everyone is making it out to be but it is a pretty accessible book. Keep trying maybe Google some notes on the book and push through it, it's a good one. Maybe find an easier novel, don't go anywhere near a book called to the lighthouse.
OP here I got into reading very recently because of a liberal I had to take September last year. Other than more McCarthy, what else can I read to help me understand more complex books and the allusions within them?
>>7681111 Bloom said it was hard because his old man heart was too pussy for the violent scenes, a 14 year old will gobble up the dead baby tree and similar scenes too edgy for an old hack like Harry B.
>>7681084 I don't get what's hard about this book. I know there are allusions and such but it's not like Cormac McCarthy comes to your house, takes the book out of your hands and won't let you keep reading until you explain them to him.
>>7681102 It's not hard at all. It's also not good at all either. >>7681111 Have you seen his fanfictiony fantasy book? Yale professor or not, he's not as smart as you'd think. >>7681159 Literally nothing. Bits of it are in Spanish, and the ending is vague, but that's not "hard".
>>7681084 no book is really 'hard' or 'easy' once you have read enough (and have patience). you just aren't used to this style of prose, return to it at a later date. some people can't stand victorian prose at all, some people read Dickens in 6th grade with no problem
>>7681084 Unless it is a book for school I put it in my donations bin. If it is needed for a class I will try to get the general ghist of it online, and try to dive back in. I had issues with some Victorian literature, so watched a film version first. That pretty much always helps.
If you mean the text's too dense, either plough on (you *can* do it; >>7681102 is right) or just read something easier. Think of it as like buttplugs; you can bite the leather and shove a huge one up your arse, at which point your stretched arse will take other huge plugs pretty well almost immediately; or you can slowly work bigger and bigger ones in until you're able to take the big bad dragons.
Just read nigger. Borges is pretty cool while also being easy to read. But read whatever the fuck it is that most interests you; you won't do, read, or understand shit if you're reading books because you feel like you *have* to, rather than because you legitimately find it interesting.
But do make sure you're reading good shit. You can do that by generally asking around.
>>7681084 Search Youtube for Blood Meridian Yale, there's a course on the American novel after 1950 online that you can watch. Made some interesting links to history, Moby Dick, the poetry of Wordsworth and Paradise Lost. Made it easier to read for me.
I just finished Heart of Darkness by Conrad. I thought it was great, but do you really thing it was written to warn of the dangers and costs associated with colonization? I never picked up on that. I thought shit just went down because of plot.
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