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The Son

Philipp Meyer, the acclaimed author of American Rust, returns with The Son: an epic of the American West and a multigenerational saga of power, blood, land, and oil that follows the rise of one unforgettable Texas family, from the Comanche raids of the 1800s to the to the oil booms of the 20th century.

Harrowing, panoramic, and deeply evocative, The Son is a fully realized masterwork in the greatest tradition of the American canon—an unforgettable novel that combines the narrative prowess of Larry McMurtry with the knife-edge sharpness of Cormac McCarthy.

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  • Andrée G.

    Great as usual. Mattito good but a bit noisy.

    February 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I finished the book - but have sinus infection so won't be at meeting today. See you next time

    February 23, 2014

  • Amber H.

    I haven't made any progress with this book. See you guys next time!

    February 23, 2014

  • Nellie

    I'm sorry, I'm fighting a cold and won't make it today.

    February 23, 2014

  • Judy

    I'm so sorry that I cannot attend Sunday's meeting on Feb. 23rd....unexpected company!

    February 21, 2014

  • Camille

    I really enjoyed this (much more than I thought I would!) Looking forward to discussing it!

    February 16, 2014

  • Christy

    I promise I'm not quitting the book club! I'm running a half marathon the morning of the 23rd, so I'm not sure if I'll be up for it by 4 or not.

    February 10, 2014

  • Cathy D.

    Discussion questions are up for this one... I'm still going through my second read, though, so I might still think of better ones. Hope you're all enjoying it!

    February 5, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It took me about 80 pages to get the rhythm of the book - now I'm hooked -- looking forward to the discussion, too

    January 25, 2014

  • Cathy D.

    Having finished this book and taking it on for a second reading, I think this one will be one of my favorites for the year. It is up there (in my view) with Constellation of Vital Phenomena and Cutting for Stone. I am really excited to talk about this one and just wanted you to know I thought it was totally worth the page count.

    1 · January 22, 2014

    • Quen

      I'm so glad you posted this. I've heard a lot about how good the book is, but after reading the description I thought I might skip it. Now I won't, because you and I usually like the same books :-)

      January 22, 2014

  • Amber H.

    This book comes out in paperback on 1/28.

    January 9, 2014

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