Wednesday, March 17, 2010

The Sunset Limited

A very different McCarthy experience, but still very rewarding. This play is basically a 143 pg, one act discussion of "to be, or not to be?" Intellectual atheist (suicide attemptee) vs. born again ex-convict (saves man from attempted suicide). McCarthy doesn't tell us who to side with, nor is his authorial voice apparent in the debate. He simply forces us to pay attention. I think this is a very worthwhile read. If you haven't had the time to pick up "The Road," this novel in dramatic form basically represents the major ideas of the book in a condensed form. And it's definitely one of those books you can sit and breeze through in one afternoon.

I stamp this again and again with my upmost approval. I think everyone should read it.


Angela said...

i was just watching the new morning benders music video. I love em.
you know they are coming to provo in april 5th? wanna go wanna go?
i heart you

Musing Elitist said...

holli, i would like to add my testament to yours....everyone read this!