Inspiration for the latest comp came from a young Hunter S. Thompson’s characteristically unorthodox pitch for a position at the Vancouver Sun. An unflattering portrait of his relationship with a… Continue reading The post SpectatorShow More Summary
After reading Josh Simmons' Black River I had to read Cormac McCarthy's The Road and watch Requiem for a Dream to cheer myself up. Read the rest
The dark and gripping 2007 Coen brothers movie No Country for Old Men was an adaptation of a Cormac McCarthy novel with the same title. The blogger behind Then & Now Movie Locations visited the places where it was shot, including locations in Albuquerque and Las Vegas, New Mexico. Show More Summary
“They set along the blacktop in the gun-metal light, shuffling through the ash, each the other's world entire.” —“The Road” by Cormac McCarthy Watching the two brothers in “The Motel Life”, I was reminded of the close relationship between the father and son characters in Cormac McCarthy’s novel “The Road”. Show More Summary
The Oyster Review shared a primer to the works of author Cormac McCarthy. SPIN interviewed Laura Jane Grace about Against Me's 2007 album New Wave. Robert Pinsky read Elizabeth Bishop at the New Yorker poetry podcast. Stereogum interviewed Bethany Cosentino...
"Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight" by Alexandra Fuller "Fortunes of War" by Olivia Manning "Lonesome Dove" by Larry McMurtry "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy "Restoration" by Rose Tremain "Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter" by Mario Vargas...Show More Summary
We rarely appraise our most revered literary writers on the basis of their screenwriting. The bald truth is that most great writers never wrote original screenplays, and when they did, they were seldom produced. (Even the crop of famous literary men who dabbled in Hollywood — Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Nabokov, Dos Passos — … Read More
Each week, Deadline's Hot Reads presents what Hollywood's power players are reading and what they think is special about each book. A voracious reader, Chris Silbermann, founding partner of ICM Partners, has a pile of books on his desk...Show More Summary
James Franco has directed his share of bizarre, art-damaged vanity projects: a pseudo-documentary about a reimagining of the deleted scenes from Cruising; a hicksploitation take on an early Cormac McCarthy novel; a split-screen, video-installation-like adaptation of As I Lay Dying. Show More Summary
A rash of wacky essays complaining about reviewers and Cormac McCarthy comparisons is a sign of a deeper problem
LitReactor goes 10 rounds with novelist Urban Waite. Interview by Keith Rawson Image by Sean Hunter What if upon the publication of your first novel, you were compared to Cormac McCarthy? I know, a lot of novelists are compared to the...Show More Summary
The comedy event of the fall season has arrived courtesy of novelist William Giraldi, whose cri de coeur “Compliments Are Nice, but Enough With the Cormac McCarthy Comparisons” currently sits on the homepage of the Daily Beast. Yes,Show More Summary
Today’s post title comes from Cormac McCarthy. In his incendiary novel The Road, his main character, an unnamed boy, keeps reminding his father that they’re “carrying the fire.” It’s an unexplained refrain with unmistakable spiritual overtones; the idea that they are keeping something of humanity alight within them. This is an old connection that many […]
Comparisons to Cormac McCarthy are justified. Now there's a sentence I never thought I'd type. Review by Cath Murphy Title Sometimes the Wolf Who wrote it? Urban Waite, Seattle resident with two previous novels under his belt: The Carrion Birds and The Terror of Living. Show More Summary
A remarkable and frank correspondence archive between Cormac McCarthy and John Fergus Ryan ? touching on everything from their fellow authors to the state of the publishing industry ? is expected to sell for $50,000 in Heritage Auctions' Oct. Show More Summary
Dylan Carlson has been the only constant member of the band Earth since 1989, blending influences ranging from English folklore to Ennio Morricone to Cormac McCarthy into a style of doom music that is completely his own. Earth has released...Show More Summary
"Uh, thanks?" -- Derek Jeter, probably. The biggest takeaway from this video is that Will Ferrell now looks like if Beck were the main character of Cormac McCarthy's The Road. Also, if you've never noticed Will Ferrell's bottom teeth before: you're welcome and I'm sorry.
Author Brian Hart on Cormac McCarthy comparisons, writing in the Idaho wilds, and the gift of an unhappy childhood
Child of God is Cormac McCarthy’s third and oft overlooked 1973 novel ostensibly about a necrophiliac serial killer who lurks and creeps the narrow hollers of deep-backwoods Tennessee. As of last Friday, it is also a 104-minute feature...Show More Summary
James Franco is back in the director's chair with his new film, Child of God. Along with his leading man Scott Haze, James recently spoke about the dark adaptation of a Cormac McCarthy story at a recent press day in New York City. Plus, James answers the question we've all be dying to have answered for years: does he ever get a day off?