Grimly compelling: Meyer’s epic is meticulously researched
A mighty Texan tale of cruelty, bloodshed and generations fighting over land for cattle and oil lives up to the hype
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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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.
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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