80% done with Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West

I do enjoy the interludes where the Judge expounds his philosophical and scientific theories. His audience is little more than savages of one degree or another and yet he lectures them as if they were in Harvard. Though what he teaches is so esoteric as to be nearly incomprehensible with a few nuggets of real insight tossed in here and there. And of course nobody agrees with him though they seem to understand it all.