A mighty Texan tale of cruelty, bloodshed and generations fighting over land for cattle and oil lives up to the hype

The Son, by Philipp Meyer

A mighty Texan tale of cruelty, bloodshed and generations fighting over land for cattle and oil lives up to the hype

Live the American scream

Live the American scream

The further the US gets from its frontier days, the riper it is for literary analogy. Cormac McCarthy’s astounding 1985 novel Blood Meridian remains the totemic modern Western, a gore-drenched,...

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The Son by Philipp Meyer – review

John Burnside on a remarkable novel about empire-building and our potential for moral courage

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Review: The Son, By Philipp Meyer | Reviews | Culture | The Independent

Review: The Son, By Philipp Meyer

Review: The Son, By Philipp Meyer | Reviews | Culture | The Independent

Simon welcomes Philipp Meyer to the Radio 2 Book Club, to discuss his novel, The Son.

Simon welcomes Philipp Meyer to the Radio 2 Book Club, to discuss his novel, The Son.

5 lies you were told about the wild west

5 lies you were told about the wild west

Catherine Taylor is gripped by the blood-soaked rise and fall of a   Texan oil dynasty

The Son by Philipp Meyer, review

Catherine Taylor is gripped by the blood-soaked rise and fall of a Texan oil dynasty

The Son, by Philipp Meyer, Simon & Schuster, RRP£14.99 / Ecco RRP$27.99, 576 pages Philipp Meyer’s brilliant second novel, The Son, makes for ideal reading while the US Congress roils with conflicting immigration bills. Political tempers run high

How the West was won

The Son, by Philipp Meyer, Simon & Schuster, RRP£14.99 / Ecco RRP$27.99, 576 pages Philipp Meyer’s brilliant second novel, The Son, makes for ideal reading while the US Congress roils with conflicting immigration bills. Political tempers run high

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