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StringedInstruments
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Recommendations for a bloody, violent Western novel that isn’t Blood Meridian?
Been in the mood for something like Blood Meridian lately.


Htowntiger90
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re: Recommendations for a bloody, violent Western novel that isn’t Blood Meridian?
You've read McCarthy's Border Trilogy, I take it?



StringedInstruments
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re: Recommendations for a bloody, violent Western novel that isn’t Blood Meridian?
I have! I’ve read all of his work.



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Philzilla2k
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re: Recommendations for a bloody, violent Western novel that isn’t Blood Meridian?
The Son by Philipp Meyer


Rockbrc
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re: Recommendations for a bloody, violent Western novel that isn’t Blood Meridian?
Valdez is Coming by Elmore Leonard


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CTexTiger
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re: Recommendations for a bloody, violent Western novel that isn’t Blood Meridian?
As someone else said, The Son. Also might want to check out Shadow Country by Matthiessen.

And if you haven’t read it, grab Empire of the Summer Moon immediately. Nonfiction, but reads like a McCarthy novel.



ewilliams000
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re: Recommendations for a bloody, violent Western novel that isn’t Blood Meridian?
Gates of the Mountain by Will Henry. A slightly different version of Lewis and Clark expedition. My favorite. Not bloody. Sorry, but great story.
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StringedInstruments
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re: Recommendations for a bloody, violent Western novel that isn’t Blood Meridian?
Looks like I have some to add to my list.


ewilliams000
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re: Recommendations for a bloody, violent Western novel that isn’t Blood Meridian?
While you're at it add The Burning Shore by Wilbur Smith. Hard to put down.


Charter Embers
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re: Recommendations for a bloody, violent Western novel that isn’t Blood Meridian?
Warlock by Oakley Hall. Long but worth it


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jrodLSUke
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re: Recommendations for a bloody, violent Western novel that isn’t Blood Meridian?
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And if you haven’t read it, grab Empire of the Summer Moon immediately. Nonfiction, but reads like a McCarthy novel.

This is the most violent one I've ever read, and it's based on actual events and first hand accounts. Savages are brutal, but this doesn't pull any punches about the atrocities committed by Whites, either.


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Sneaky__Sally
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re: Recommendations for a bloody, violent Western novel that isn’t Blood Meridian?
Go for Empire of the Summer Moon - it is nonfiction, but just as violent and interesting as any novel.

Well - see I was beaten too it
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geauxpurple
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re: Recommendations for a bloody, violent Western novel that isn’t Blood Meridian?
Larry McMurtry's Lonesome Dove series. Fantastic reads. Read all four in the order of the story line which is not the order in which they were written.


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Lsudx256
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re: Recommendations for a bloody, violent Western novel that isn’t Blood Meridian?
Is this the book the TV series with Pierce Brosnan was based on?


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