In the Rogue Blood [Pdf/E–book]


In the Rogue Blood

In the Rogue Blood Free read ☆ 2 Summary In the Rogue Blood Sin of all Joining the swelling ranks of the rootless they wander west across a southern landscape that reflects their world's brute nature Separated by death and circumstance in the corrupt and sordid 'Dixie City' of New Orleans the brothers Little must now follow different roads one joins the army to escape the law the other falls in with scalphunters bound for the Mexican badlands What follows is a year of bizarre and violent episo. What little critical attention James Carlos Blake s In Rogue Blood has been focused on the clear influence of McCarthy s Blood Meridian With its setting in the south and Mexican American Border descriptions of nature and wildlife relentless gore and brutal animalistic Hobbesian view of humanity I can t really disagree with this Blake has a good vocabulary assured prose and ability to give voice to characters but as he can t really match McCarthy most showing in its most derivative segment featuring a gang of scalphunters and since the violence is unbelievably beyond even McCarthy this can get a bit relentless The two main characters a pair of brothers are a savage couple of unlovable brutes also make this a little hard to take But it is at the same time readable and works very well as historical novel This and Tom Franklin s Hell at the Breech makes me think that the spirit of Peckinpah is alive in literary form

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In the Rogue Blood Free read ☆ 2 Summary In the Rogue Blood In the Rogue Blood is the story of two brothers Edward and John Little the offspring of a whore mother and a cruel and homicidal father a man never to he admired or trusted At an age when restlessness determines a young man's path the boys are driven from their home in the Florida swamplands by a scheming parent's treacheries and by a shameful bloody act that will haunt their dreams for the rest of their days patricide the most heinous. In The Rogue Blood Meridian Blake s debt to Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy would be crippling if he weren t stealing for the greater good his own good mostly but it is pretty great As the story progresses it marches straight past all the clearly marked signs and fencelines moving into territory owned by Blood Meridian Blake however has his own ideas for these dry bone littered borderlands and it s not to copy plunder and plagiarize This is a homage to both the book and the history that inspired it Blake is perhaps the only writer alive who could pull off something this audacious but he succeeds brilliantly This was too interesting to ignore and just topical enough to include What the fuck is Doctor Manhattan doing in a Blood Meridian adaptation If that s Judge Holden he s looking a bit svelte than McCarthy described himThe main distinctions come from the narrative perspective and the relationship between characters McCarthy follows The Kid but spends time wandering amongst the other members of the Glanton gang until most of the mighty Indian Fighters meet their just ends at the hands of a peaceful tribe they insult and abuse and treat like slaves finally pushing them too far ItRB stays close to the Little brothers and after they re separated alternates between them The Kid was just as alone as everyone else in Cormac McCarthy s greatest work In Blake s novel even after this fucked up family explodes the women fleeing the men engaged in actions heavier and older than the spoken word the brothers still need to find their mother and their sister Their reasons are complicated and perverse one of them both of them might want vengeance against their mother to pay for the lies that forced them into patricidal action they might even understand her reasons They may want to find their sister because she s their sister to protect her from the filth and disease and violence that rages all around them or one of them may have less noble reasons But while the bleak horror of Blood Meridian shows men completely isolated in one another s company unable to bond as friends or comrades incapable of caring or trusting Blake shows us that the family bond serves to make that hell on earth so much worse compounding misery with betrayals and regrets When the brothers lose each other in the chaotic mass of bodies and humid steaming swamps of New Orleans bad things happen including an unforgettable scene when a notoriously skilled French duellist faces off with Edward over a minor insult and uses his rapier to cut his opponent repeatedly from a distance since he is armed with a large but much shorter Bowie knife and is unfamiliar with fencing It is only when the fencing ends by means of tactics that don t appear in duels that the Frenchman discovers the savage effectiveness of a Bowie Now both brothers are on the run and they find themselves in places and vocations where life is very cheap Scalphunting soldiering on both sides of the 1847 US Mexican War life does not get better for the Little Brothers but they might find some of the answers they had almost forgotten they d been looking forThe prose of James Carlos Blake is beautiful regardless of his inspiration The sheer brutality of the violence on display is very much like the near apocalyptic atrocities of Blood Meridian But Blake understands the history and the places he s writing about intimately even better than McCarthy I feel In the Rogue Blood is a companion piece to Blood Meridian and each book is made better by the other These are narratives of a time and place where a man like Judge Holden a preternatural diabolical figure somehow makes perfect sense his essentially uncanny nature never compromises the feeling of grim historical authenticity Holden presides over an inferno of carnage and cruelty that begs to be framed with a word like evil even though the wastelands of Blood Meridian and In the Rogue Blood are regions beyond the reach of moral accounting Every character seems unworthy of forgiveness incapable of guilt or redemption and no evil than a male Lion killing the cubs of a recently defeated pride leader In this vast scorched region Bruegel s Triumph of Death and Dulle Griet seem like prophecies that are closer to the literal than the symbolic Pieter Bruegel The Triumph of Death In this Gehenna the Comanche and Kiowa are like terrifying demons of torture and mutilation as Mexico and Texas prepare for butchery on a grander scale In this hell McCarthy and Blake play Virgil and Dante respectively The Devil is just one pioneer staking his claim in the New World where men become animals fighting for the scraps and drops of sustenance to be found and any women who venture into such a place are eyed by predators waiting for an opportunity This is a book about the frontier the invisible line beyond which civilization is just a word for idiots and where murder torture and rape are everyday occurences I admire his audacity and his success in taking inspiration from one of the greatest living writers He does McCarthy almost as good as McCarthy Pieter Bruegel Dulle Griet

James Carlos Blake ¹ 2 Review

In the Rogue Blood Free read ☆ 2 Summary In the Rogue Blood Des in their lives and nights relentlessly haunted by the taunting ghostly memory of their murdered father But blood will always find blood even as fate places Edward and John on opposing sides in a fierce and desperate territorial struggle between Mexico and the United States And it is here that a family bond will be tempered and tested in fire as each brother in his own way must come to an individual reckoning with his own rogue bloo. Blake s been on my radar for a long time but not until recently did I get around to reading this compelling historical novel an ultraviolent tale following the adventures of two teenaged brothers across the southern US and Mexico in the 1840s and their eventual involvement in the Mexican American war The first chapter tracing the brothers lineage features searing and pitiless insights into the folly and cruelty of human nature Alas this type of insight only rarely crops up throughout the rest of the novel with Blake instead substituting rather unaffecting traces of a certain masculine sentimentality In fact characterization is not one of this novel s strengths the brothers are in some senses larger than life with an unconvincing habit of winning practically every fight they get into which is a lot at the same time they re featureless and indistinguishable with their only interesting trait being freuent dreams of the ghost of a dead father the memorably named Daddjack By contrast Blake s prose is universally impressive full of gnarled lyricism and gracefully employed archaic diction And he renders time and place with rugged verisimilitude from landscapes flora and fauna to dialect cuisine and local custom to the specifics of firearms and the details of travel on horse and by foot everything here feels absolutely authentic Blake s descriptions of violence are especially potent This is a blood soaked novel packed with shootings and beatings and almost every type of mutilation and torture imaginable decapitation branding scalping disembowelment whipping and castrations than any novel I can remember The brutality comes swift sudden and without mercy and Blake describes the carnage with visceral power particularly memorable are a series of scenes late in the novel describing ghastly atrocities carried out against desolate desert landscapes that achieve a truly hellish intensity

  • Paperback
  • 352
  • In the Rogue Blood
  • James Carlos Blake
  • English
  • 28 November 2020
  • 9780380792412

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  1. says: In the Rogue Blood [Pdf/E–book] Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ James Carlos Blake

    In the Rogue Blood [Pdf/E–book] James Carlos Blake ¹ 2 Review Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ James Carlos Blake “For weeks to follow they found no sign of their uarry They thought that word of their coming must have spread and the Indio was on keener watch and in better hiding They rode deep into the night and set fires in one plac

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    Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ James Carlos Blake James Carlos Blake ¹ 2 Review Summary In the Rogue Blood In The Rogue Blood Meridian Blake's debt to Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy would be crippling if he weren't stealing for the greater good; his own good mostly but it is pretty great As the story progresses it marches straight past all the clearly marked signs and fencelines moving into territory owned by 'Blood Meridian' Blake however has his own ideas for these dry bone littered borderlands and it's not to co

  3. says: Summary In the Rogue Blood In the Rogue Blood [Pdf/E–book] James Carlos Blake ¹ 2 Review

    In the Rogue Blood [Pdf/E–book] The only book bloodier than Blood Meridian Early on I thought Blake was actually trying to outdo McCarthy in the body count and maybe he was But Blake is very much his own writer and there's plenty of the Old Weird

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    In the Rogue Blood [Pdf/E–book] James Carlos Blake ¹ 2 Review What little critical attention James Carlos Blake’s In Rogue Blood has been focused on the clear influence of McCarthy’s Blood Meridian With its setting in the south and Mexican American Border descriptions of nature and wildlife relentless gore and brutal animalistic Hobbesian view of humanity I can’t really disa

  5. says: In the Rogue Blood [Pdf/E–book]

    In the Rogue Blood [Pdf/E–book] James Carlos Blake ¹ 2 Review Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ James Carlos Blake god i only read like 50 pages of this book it was TERRIBLE let's have a little synopsis meet two brothers find out dad killed a man and they all fled to florida sister runs away mysteriously brothers go to find sister come home find house burned down mom did it mom tells them dad was raping their sister mom runs away they kill da

  6. says: In the Rogue Blood [Pdf/E–book]

    In the Rogue Blood [Pdf/E–book] One of my favorite authors This was the first JC Blake book I read Wonderful writing fab storyteller I don't understand why readers don't know about him?

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    James Carlos Blake ¹ 2 Review In the Rogue Blood [Pdf/E–book] Does it get any better than James Carlos Blake? aside from McCarthy and McMurtry What is it with Texas writers? Carlos Blake is from MexicoTexasFlorida if I'm not mistaken A great read

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    In the Rogue Blood [Pdf/E–book] good story interesting history 1840s well written but very graphic in its violence and gore

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    Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ James Carlos Blake In the Rogue Blood [Pdf/E–book] Blake’s been on my radar for a long time but not until recently did I get around to reading this compelling historical novel an ultraviolent tale following the adventures of two teenaged brothers across the southern US and Mexico in the 184

  10. says: Summary In the Rogue Blood Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¹ James Carlos Blake James Carlos Blake ¹ 2 Review

    Summary In the Rogue Blood In the Rogue Blood [Pdf/E–book] James Carlos Blake ¹ 2 Review I feel totally inadeuate to review this book adeuately First it covers the same material as Comac mcCarthy's Blood Meridian Secondly it is if anything violent and bloody than McCarthy Some reviewers claim Blake's book is copied from McCarthy's This I doubt but lack the inclination to do a proper college level in depth analysis This book is really not for the faint of heart This is not a secret so reviews that

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