Posted on by Jason Parker
I googled and found this article:
And, finally, there’s The Passenger, a new novel from Cormac McCarthy. Practically nothing is known about this title other than that it’s a science fiction book that the author has been working on for years. The release date has been bumped several times, from late 2015, to mid-2016, to early 2017 and now, it’s looking likely to drop in December, 2017. Will the book live up to the dystopian reputation McCarthy has built for himself, after mega-bestselling titles like The Road, No Country For Old Men and Outer Dark? Stay tuned.
And read this thread http://www.cormacmccarthy.com/topic/the-passenger-postponed/
Well, there’s the three Appalachian novels preceding Suttree, and of course there’s Blood Meridian and the other two Border Trilogy novels, and then there’s NCFOM, The Road, The Sunset Limited, The Gardener’s Son, the two UT literary magazine short stories (notice that I am avoiding any mention of The Counselor in order to keep Peter Josyph, who is already in a cranky mood for unrelated reasons, from unleashing a diatribe about it that would max out our data storage limits) and then, if you’re still hungry, you can read Mackinlay Kantor’s Andersonville to see where Cormac found the rudiments of his style (and since that one is about ten thousand pages long, or at least it feels like it, it ought to take you right down to the publication of The Passenger).
Thanks, Rick, but I done read all of it. Currently working my way through the Magic Mountain.
I mentioned Suttree/Crossing because they’re the two really hefty, sprawling, philosophically dense books he’s written, and I’m hoping to get more of McCarthy working in that mode from the Passenger.
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