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OT: LSBookClub Update 1: Chapters 1-5

This is a fanpost to discuss the first 5 chapters of Blood Meridian. There are SPOILERS about those chapters in the post. If you have read ahead, please keep the discussion to the chapters here.

It took me the whole first chapter to get used to Cormac's writing style, but after that settled in I became pretty impressed with a lot of the imagery he used. One part especially, when he mentioned a threshold, and to give the reader the idea of its current state alluded to the thousands of people who had scraped over it, giving it that well-worn roundedness that the reader can easily relate.

I wasusually happy to let any of what seemed like "side stories" setting up the protagonist go, since many times they just seemed to happen so circumstantially, that is until near the end of the fifth chapter.

I had just began to wonder if we'd ever see the Captain and any of the other survivors again and on that same page we come across..... his head...

So now I'm much more curious if any of the other characters I've sort of written off are going to reappear, especially ones who have been given names to this point.

OK... talk...

Oh, and unrec the initial post and get this one up tops.

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