I finished Blood Meridian. It’s a great novel, horrifying and grotesque, but I enjoyed it immensely. It made me grateful to be born in my circumstances. McCarthy uses more unfamiliar words than perhaps any writer I’ve read, and I’ve been looking them up, a process I find very fun.
We’ve begun to coordinate the eventual purchase of a plot of land by a small group of friends—to build on, and to discover a way of American life that the liberal order aims to efface. Henry is driving up to the Bay this weekend to meet with Ian and Alix, and they plan to survey a tract up in Klamath County, Oregon.