Bookseller Review: THE SON


~Post by Joe
“I can’t think about Philipp Meyer’s The Son without thinking in terms of film, of Hollywood, of legends and myths. Visions of Monument Valley in Utah (John Ford’s stand-in for West Texas in his epic film The Searchers, a movie that echoes throughout the novel) fill my mind’s eye as the wiry sparse tones of Ennio Morricone’s music support the majestic scenery with hints of distance and loss. Writing this review, this teaser, this trailer makes me we want to use that old stand-by voice over: “In a time of upheaval and war, in a world just being formed, one man shall rise…”

The Son is one of the best new books I’ve read in a long, long time. I’ve described it to people as “Cormac meets McMurtry” but even that is selling it short. A cross-generational tale that takes us from the mid 19th century…

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