In the Rogue Blood

In the Rogue Blood By James Carlos Blake, In the Rogue Blood In the Rogue Blood is the story of two brothers Edward and John Little the offspring of a whore mother and a cruel and homicidal father a man never to he admired or trusted At an age when restlessne
  • Title: In the Rogue Blood
  • Author: James Carlos Blake
  • ISBN: 9780380792412
  • Page: 445
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the Rogue Blood By James Carlos Blake, In the Rogue Blood is the story of two brothers, Edward and John Little the offspring of a whore mother and a cruel and homicidal father, a man never to he admired or trusted At an age when restlessness determines a young man s path, the boys are driven from their home in the Florida swamplands by a scheming parent s treacheries and by a shameful, bloody act that wil In the Rogue Blood is the story of two brothers, Edward and John Little the offspring of a whore mother and a cruel and homicidal father, a man never to he admired or trusted At an age when restlessness determines a young man s path, the boys are driven from their home in the Florida swamplands by a scheming parent s treacheries and by a shameful, bloody act that will haunt their dreams for the rest of their days patricide, the most heinous sin of all Joining the swelling ranks of the rootless, they wander west across a southern landscape that reflects their world s brute nature Separated by death and circumstance in the corrupt and sordid Dixie City of New Orleans, the brothers Little must now follow different roads one joins the army to escape the law, the other falls in with scalphunters bound for the Mexican badlands What follows is a year of bizarre and violent episodes in their lives and nights relentlessly haunted by the taunting ghostly memory of their murdered father But blood will always find blood, even as fate places Edward and John on opposing sides in a fierce and desperate territorial struggle between Mexico and the United States And it is here that a family bond will be tempered and tested in fire, as each brother in his own way must come to an individual reckoning with his own rogue blood.
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    1. James Carlos Blake

      James Carlos Blake is one of the America s most highly regarded living authors of historical crime fiction Born in Mexico, his family moved regularly when he was a child, living in various towns along the border and coast before finally settling in Texas when he was six After a stint in the army, Blake attended the University of South Florida and received a Master s degree from Bowling Green State University, both universities where he would later teach In 1997 he left teaching to write full time.Blake s first novel, The Pistoleer, was published in 1995 to overwhelming acclaim Its unusual format with each chapter told from a different character s perspective caused critics to dub it an unusually promising debut Since then Blake has written eight novels and one collection of stories, most of which dealt with real life characters from the American west He lives and works in Arizona.

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    1. James Carlos Blake s In the Rogue Blood is set in a dystopian, ultraviolent version of the American southwest It begins in the 1840s, in Florida, and later moves to the borderlands of Mexico and Texas There are untold murders, a gang of scalp hunters, and a writing style that often harks back to the ornate grammatical structures of the 19th century If this sounds a bit like Cormac McCarthy s Blood Meridian, well, you aren t the first person to notice the similarities And that s a bit unfortunate [...]


    2. In The Rogue Blood Meridian Blake s debt to Faulkner and Cormac McCarthy would be crippling if he weren t stealing for the greater good his own good, mostly, but it is pretty great As the story progresses, it marches straight past all the clearly marked signs and fencelines, moving into territory owned by Blood Meridian Blake, however, has his own ideas for these dry, bone littered borderlands, and it s not to copy, plunder and plagiarize This is a homage to both the book and the history that in [...]


    3. The only book bloodier than Blood Meridian Early on I thought Blake was actually trying to outdo McCarthy in the body count, and maybe he was But Blake is very much his own writer, and there s plenty of the Old, Weird and super violent America to go around I read this a few years back, and its set up is a bit like The Searchers, with two brothers going in search of a sister But this isn t Hollywood The Mexican War intrudes A coming of age story for both, with an absolutely lethal landscape as a [...]


    4. What little critical attention James Carlos Blake s In Rogue Blood has been focused on the clear influence of McCarthy s Blood Meridian With its setting in the south and Mexican American Border, descriptions of nature and wildlife, relentless gore, and brutal, animalistic, Hobbesian view of humanity I can t really disagree with this Blake has a good vocabulary, assured prose, and ability to give voice to characters but as he can t really match McCarthy most showing in its most derivative segment [...]


    5. Does it get any better than James Carlos Blake aside from McCarthy and McMurtry What is it with Texas writers Carlos Blake is from Mexico Texas Florida if I m not mistaken A great read.


    6. One of my favorite authors This was the first J.C Blake book I read Wonderful writing, fab storyteller I don t understand why readers don t know about him



    7. Blake s been on my radar for a long time but not until recently did I get around to reading this compelling historical novel, an ultraviolent tale following the adventures of two teenaged brothers across the southern US and Mexico in the 1840s and their eventual involvement in the Mexican American war The first chapter, tracing the brothers lineage, features searing and pitiless insights into the folly and cruelty of human nature Alas, this type of insight only rarely crops up throughout the res [...]


    8. I feel totally inadequate to review this book adequately First it covers the same material as Comac mcCarthy s Blood Meridian Secondly, it is if anything violent and bloody than McCarthy Some reviewers claim Blake s book is copied from McCarthy s This I doubt, but lack the inclination to do a proper college level, in depth, analysis This book is really not for the faint of heart This is not a secret so reviews that shriek their protest should be ignored You were warned, REPEATEDLY.The biggest d [...]


    9. god i only read like 50 pages of this book it was TERRIBLE let s have a little synopsis, meet two brothers, find out dad killed a man and they all fled to florida, sister runs away mysteriously, brothers go to find sister, come home find house burned down, mom did it, mom tells them dad was raping their sister, mom runs away, they kill dad, and then they ride to texas and are racist, sexist douchebags the whole way the end.


    10. Spectauclar, blood soaked epic that teels the true story of the San Patricios battalion and their part in the Mexican American war It s as though Sam Peckinpah had adapted a script by Cormac McCarthy.


    11. One of my favorite authors Makes McCarthy s Blood Meridien seem like Disney fare Incredible prose, white hot tension Loved it.


    12. Repetitive in its violence, how many scenes of unhinged barbarism with no remorse do you need before the reader knows that it s a common place event in a certain place at a certain time


    13. This 344 page book started off with promise The writing style, the authentic sounding language that harkens back to late 1800s, sounds legit, not over done, and is very compelling However, it seemed like there were 100s of incidence of extreme violence in this novel, and every one was described in great gory detail The repeated graphic detailed descriptions of every killing, rape, pillaging, disemboweling, burning, hanging, the lopping off of body parts, the torture, blah, blah, blah became very [...]


    14. I ve seen this quote posted for a review one time, I m not a great book reviewer, but I know what I like to read and I loved this book That quote is me This is the 5th James Carlos Blake novel I ve read and it s just as good as the other 4 I see a lot of people have compared In the Rogue Blood to McCarthy s Blood Meridian The only similarities I see between these 2 novels is the amount of violence and bloodshed I much prefer Blak s novel as it reads so much smoother I didn t much care for McCart [...]


    15. More apocalyptic Western carnage from one of the patron saints of historical blood n guts gruesomeness But gory details aside, Blake is a deft weaver of visceral tales designed to astound, horrify and edify Also, hands down has one of the best final chapters I ve read in months Think I ll try to make my way through the rest of his catalog by the end of the calendar year.


    16. I really don t know what I really thought about this one I like Blake but this book gave me the the willies Could have done without all the sex but that being said it did hold my intention I thought character development was outstanding but the book was way too long.


    17. Warning this book is very dark Not a lot to recommend the main characters at all, but it is very well written and somehow compelling in spite of the violence and morally bankrupt characters.


    18. If you can make it through the rough parts, this is a fantastic book I think that I ll try The Friends of Pancho Villa next.




    19. Wonderfully written Absolutely horrifying After yesterday s hell created by one man in Las Vegas, absolutely believable I must look up some of the history I had to make myself finish it due to the horror perpetrated by the lawful and the lawless in this book All of the atrocities lovingly detailed in it are absolutely believable and no doubt too place one time and another in the settling of the West Humans are horrifying Must go read something to soothe my mind now.


    20. This was well written grammatically but the gory battles just wore on and way too many conversations in Spanish with no translation which lost me The story wasn t bad but I kept wondering what the main characters were doing, not that I liked them, but they were intriguing.


    21. this here will be the 1st from blake for mei believe i saw it listed on a page of something i read, something i wanted to read, something i looked at itquired ita used paperbackere s several quotes to begin why does your sword so drip with blood, edward, edward why does your sword so drip with blood,and why so sad go ye, o from an anonymous scottish ballad of the middle ages.i stood upon a high place,and saw, below, many devilsrunning, leaping, and carousing in sin looked up, grinning, and said, [...]




    22. Na de hoge score te hebben gezien in de recente toplijst op boekmeter besloot ik het boek te bestellen bij de bibliotheek Helaas was ik genoodzaakt de Nederlandse versie te lezen omdat de Engelse versie niet leverbaar was en de titel klinkt in het Nederlands toch net weer even iets te veel la Bassie en Adriaan Schurkenbloed Vergelijk dat met In the Rogue Blood en het verschil mag er wezen.Na de eerste bladzijden was ik nog niet overtuigd Het begon meteen vrij heftig en dat was na honderd bladzij [...]


    23. In the Rogue Blood, by James Carlos Blake, has often been compared to Cormac McCarthy s Blood Meridian, or the Evening Redness in the West Mr Blake s effort has been seen as a pale imitation and it seems for good reason Both are literary works, but where McCarthy s shines through as a work of literary genius Baker s doesn t reach as high or with as much elegance of purpose Mr Baker s book is very good and has suffered only because of the genius of McCarthy s work and the latter s author place in [...]


    24. Gewaltt tiges Panorama einer Epoche kriegerischer Landnahme die hierzulande gerne als der Wilde Westen bezeichnet wird Blake de konstruiert die Bilder von ehrenvollen Cowboys, edlen Wilden, launigen Halunken und koketten Huren bis nur mehr ein blutiger Brei bleibt Es wird gemordet, vergewaltigt, skalpiert, desertiert und gefoltert Das kennt man so hnlich auch von Cormac McCarthy, der aus meiner Sicht aber besser den Gegensatz von weitem, erbarmungslosem Land und unzul nglichen, ungebildetet, gl [...]


    25. This isn t a book I would normally read I tend to stick to non fiction and certainly don t read much in the way of historical fiction But I had heard good things about this book so I picked it up I m glad I did I felt like I was watching a blockbuster Hollywood movie rather than reading a book This was a rollicking adventure that had me on the edge of my seat The action never stops Yes, it s bloody, violent, disturbing, and not for the weak of heart But it s also realistic I felt like I was real [...]


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