Stephen King's 10 favorite books

Stephen King, author of 'Carrie' and 'The Shining,' reveals what he likes to read. 

10. ‘Blood Meridian,’ by Cormac McCarthy

McCarthy’s ghastly novel is based on the existence of The Glanton Gang, a band of 19th-century bounty hunters in the American Southwest. Their “bounty” was the scalps of Apache natives and – when supply ran low – the scalp of anyone that crossed their path. The saga follows a boy known only as the Kid, but the character that ultimately dominates "Blood Meridan" is the gang’s leader – Judge Holden, the epitome of evil. McCarthy’s novel is a disturbingly terrific work of literature. 

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