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The Sunset Limited - Cormac McCarthy

The scene: A kitchen in an apartment in America. At the end of the hallway that leads from the kitchen is a heavily padlocked front door. Two men sit at the kitchen table. A black man and a white man (referred to in this two man play only as ‘White’ and ‘Black’). And so it begins………

This is a short script for a play in which two men who are polar opposites regarding class and background converse and discuss the bizarre event that threw them together, God, the human race, and the eternal conundrum of the meaning of our existence on this planet. Only 160 pages but not one unneeded word used. The writing is sparse and strong. CM yet again delivers and leaves the reader with more questions than conclusions. Excellent.
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

Thanks for the review

One polite question - when do you find the time to read?
Dock

Sir Bulldog Craggwood wrote:
Thanks for the review

One polite question - when do you find the time to read?


Dawg we go way back! You can be as polite or inpolite as you like. Fairly inoffensive question innit.

I don't find time to read, I 'make' time to read. Lunch hours at work and most importantly switching the tv off at home when there's nowt decent on (so that's most of the time) instead of sitting watching some banal baba cos' there's nowt else on. Time is precious and in my own experience this has become more of a given since our child was born. As well as spending as much time as possible with Joseph Dock as it becomes more and more apparent these first wonderful years of him being a baby will soon vanish into memory, as a couple you have to make time to either do stuff together or alone away from being a parent. It's time management (the important kind not that throw away middle-management crap usage of the word).

PS I don't post reviews as soon as I finish a book, sometimes I do a few reviews at once so don't let that fool you that I'm rattling through a War & Peace on a daily basis.............ok, nearly daily.
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

Dock wrote:
Sir Bulldog Craggwood wrote:
Thanks for the review

One polite question - when do you find the time to read?


Dawg we go way back! You can be as polite or inpolite as you like. Fairly inoffensive question innit.

I don't find time to read, I 'make' time to read. Lunch hours at work and most importantly switching the tv off at home when there's nowt decent on (so that's most of the time) instead of sitting watching some banal baba cos' there's nowt else on. Time is precious and in my own experience this has become more of a given since our child was born. As well as spending as much time as possible with Joseph Dock as it becomes more and more apparent these first wonderful years of him being a baby will soon vanish into memory, as a couple you have to make time to either do stuff together or alone away from being a parent. It's time management (the important kind not that throw away middle-management crap usage of the word).

PS I don't post reviews as soon as I finish a book, sometimes I do a few reviews at once so don't let that fool you that I'm rattling through a War & Peace on a daily basis.............ok, nearly daily.


I used to read all the time on the bus and train - used to be able to get 2hr s sometimes if i was waiting for a train.

Seem to have lost my pre-internet brain and have a too short attention span to read fiction anymore - only ever read factual stuff and selfhelp-type books
Dock

Honestly said Dawg. I think that has happened with a lot of people. Of course the current demand for printed and electronic formats of books both factual and fictional are booming but alas as with any relatively new thing many people have taken the internet to be the new and ONLY thing that they need. When anybody with half a mind can see that that belief is misguided and in the final analysis, is complete babakaka. It’s just one of many forms of media that we can use to enhance our lives.

Do yourself a favour and re-train your brain and extend your attention span. Buy a book today!

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