19 Jul
2013

Cormac McCarthy

Strap on your spurs, load your gun, count your money, lock up your daughters, and gather supplies, because today we're celebrating author,  Cormac McCathy's birthday.

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Don't look directly into the eyes.

Cormac McCarthy is the Pulitzer Prize winning American novelist and playwright responsible for ten novels in the Southern Gothic, Western, and Post-apocalyptic genre. He is also responsible for many horrified, sleepless nights filled with violent, vivid nightmares, but hey, whatever sells, right?

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Javier Bardem's Hair is the real nightmare though.

McCarthy’s novels take a decidedly dark and pessimistic view of American life. There are no whitewashed mythologies of American exceptional-ism and goodness in his books — only a stark look at how so much of our nation’s “progress” is predicated on violence. Fun Fact: McCarthy still does all of his writing on a typewriter, and doesn't believe in exclamation marks, but I do!!

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He was much less scary in his youth.

McCarthy's two most recent novels, The Road, and No Country For Old Men, have been a huge success, and both novels were turned into major motion pictures within a few years of their releases, one of which one Best Picture. Fun Fact: in 1998, at the ripe age of 64 McCarthy fathered his second child. He is now 79. (McCarthy, not the child).

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There's a reason the Cohens are not within arms length.... fear.

So some amazing person thought it would be funny to do a blog, writing as Cormac McCarthy yelping about stores and restaurants he's visited. They were right. It's pretty incredible.

Yelping With Cormac

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So, what do you think?