I haven’t read all of McCarthy’s books (on my list, though), but what I read, I loved. With that love that makes you shake the book and slam it down and then pick it up again, in one furious movement, smoothing the pages and rereading that last paragraph, that last page, once again.
In general, however, as a writer, the process of writing is always fascinating: early drafts, in this case. It’s somewhat like peeking from over McCarthy’s shoulder as he writes. He probably wouldn’t have appreciated it – I know I wouldn’t!
I’m thankful that McCarthy’s notes and drafts have been preserved.
Is there any author whose personal notes and early drafts you’d love to see?
And if you’re a writer (or poet, or…), would you want your notes to be preserved?