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Blood Meridian is the result of a failed, uneducated, unemployed old man with a niche for using gore as a selling point. It's roughly on the same level as formula romance/crime stories.
An uneducated reader (you're 15, you're uneducated, it's not an insult) looks at McCarthy and see's a book that carries you, shocks you, but ultimately bores you 90% of the time especially since relating modern books to used up biblical allegory is just BORING and TIRED.
McCarthy has done an incredible thing though. He has tricked people into thinking that he didn't use a ripped up thesaurus while living with cockroaches in a shaggy motel off some roadside truckstop hooker hang up.
His idea of editing is taking proper prose and then cutting it up, removing key words, and throwing in a six syllable word that means "taking a shit against a tree".
He is the equivalent of a magician in literature. He dazzles people who have no real interest of understanding what it takes to be a magician.
Lastly, the whole idea of "show, don't tell" has been translated by McCarthy into, "don't tell anything, bible reference, remove a word, look at the thesaurus, rip off someone else's stories with a weak copyright, add gore, publish".
He has no real creativity. He's a bad, homemade, poverty re-press of a great vinyl. It's a true abomination.