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Enjoyed Blood Meridian? We’ve scoured the web for book blogs and looked at all of their recommendations for books that are similar to Blood Meridian. Here are 8 books that you may like if you liked Blood Meridian.

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True Grit
A Novel
Charles Portis - Oct 30, 2012 (first published in 1968)
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True Grit tells the story of Mattie Ross, who is just fourteen years of age when a coward going by the name of Tom Chaney shoots her father down in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and robs him of his life, his horse, and $150 in cash. Mattie leaves home to avenge her father’s blood. With the one-eyed Rooster Cogburn, the meanest available U.S. Marshal, by he...
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Anthony Bourdain
The Devil All the Time
Donald Ray Pollock - Jul 10, 2012 (first published in 2011)
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A dark and riveting vision of 1960s America that delivers literary excitement in the highest degree. Soon to be a Netflix Film. In The Devil All the Time, Donald Ray Pollock has written a novel that marries the twisted intensity of Oliver Stone's Natural Born Killers with the religious and Gothic over-tones of Flannery O'Connor at her most haunting...
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No Country for Old Men
Cormac McCarthy - Jul 11, 2006 (first published in 2005)
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In his blistering new novel, Cormac McCarthy returns to the Texas-Mexico border, the setting of his famed Border Trilogy. The time is our own, when rustlers have given way to drug-runners and small towns have become free-fire zones. One day, Llewellyn Moss finds a pickup truck surrounded by a bodyguard of dead men. A load of heroin and two million ...
The Revenant
A Novel of Revenge
Michael Punke - Jan 06, 2015 (first published in 2002)
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Hugh Glass isn’t afraid to die. He’s done it once already.Rocky Mountains, 1823. The trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Hugh Glass is one of the most respected men in the company, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker.But when a scouting mission puts Glass face-to-face with a grizzly bear, he is vici...
Wise Blood
A Novel (FSG Classics)
Flannery O'Connor - Mar 06, 2007 (first published in 1952)
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Wise Blood, Flannery O’Connor’s astonishing and haunting first novel, is a classic of twentieth-century literature. It is a story of Hazel Motes, a twenty-two-year-old caught in an unending struggle against his innate, desperate faith. He falls under the spell of a "blind" street preacher named Asa Hawks and his degenerate fifteen-year-old daughter...
Riders of the Purple Sage
Zane Grey - Jan 19, 2012 (first published in 1912)
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Arguably Zane Grey's most popular novel and a forerunner of the western genre, Riders of the Purple Sage tells the story of a Mormon woman caught between the persecution of religious zealots and several "Gentile" gunmen seeking to lend her a helping hand. Set in Utah during the nineteenth century, this novel offers an early critique on the practice...
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American Meteor
Norman Lock - Jun 09, 2015
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In this panoramic tale of Manifest Destiny, Stephen Moran comes of age with the young country that he crosses on the Union Pacific, just as the railroad unites the continent. Propelled westward from his Brooklyn neighborhood and the killing fields of the Civil War to the Battle of Little Big Horn, he befriends Walt Whitman, receives a medal from Ge...
Moby Dick
Herman Melville - Jul 09, 2020 (first published in 1851)
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Moby-Dick is an 1851 novel by Herman Melville. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaling ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale, Moby-Dick, a white whale of tremendous size and ferocity. Comparatively few whaling ships know of Moby-Dick, and f...