Listed among the TIME 100 Best English-language Novels from 1923 to 2005, Cormac McCarthy’s novel Blood Meridian is widely considered McCarthy’s best work and possibly one of the greatest novels of all time. Blood Meridian tells the story of a runaway boy who finds himself in the midst of the Glanton Gang, a group of scalp-hunters who hunt Native Americans and others on the Texan-Mexican border. McCarthy’s masterpiece reveals a tragic and violent part of Texas history.
Cormac McCarthy is a famous novelist, playwright, and screenwriter best known for Blood Meridian, The Road, Child of God, and No Country for Old Men, among others. He moved to El Paso Texas in 1976 where he stayed for 20 years. He now resides in Tesuque, New Mexico where he remains involved with the Sante Fe Institute.