I need to know.

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Apr 1, 2020
Has anyone else noticed that there are scenes in both The Gunslinger and McCarthy's Blood Meridian that are eerily similar? Brown in Gunslinger and the hermit in Blood Meridian; both have mules, both are travelers in a dry land, both are welcomed for water and dinner, and spend a night engaged in cryptic conversation. Meridian was published in 1985, The Gunslinger in 1982 (although segments were published as early as 1978). My question, I guess, is were these two great authors just drinking from the same cosmic well or was there ****ery afoot?