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