Daily Archives: November 3, 2015

80% done with Dubliners

Ivy Day in the Committee Room

I had no idea who any of the real life people being referenced were (other than the King of England) so along with also not being Irish there is a lot of cultural texture I’m missing out on. However, what’s not lost is that you have a room full of (mostly) old men talking about how the younger generation is no count, how they were more lively in their day, and things used to be better

50% done with Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

Well something finally happened – the killed about a thousand Indians and rode back in triumph.

So I feel bored reading this book but I wonder if maybe the lack of anything happening is part of the method here – to lull you into an acceptance of the violence? We’re basically riding around with the Devil and the only “heroic” act (pulling out the arrow) is chastised. The ultimate of earthly pleasure with no morals