Reviews

  • His Stoner is the book that has garnered the attention, but I prefer this earlier take on the Western genre…it has some gory, visceral passages that are not for the faint-hearted

    Kate Atkinson, Irish Times
  • Shorn of sentimentality or decoration, the events and places [Williams] describes begin to feel inescapable, permanent, and rivetingly dramatic. This is language that seems to be carved into stone – into mountains... Stoner showed us a writer who had written a great book. To those of us who didn't know already, Butcher's Crossing reveals John Williams to be more than that: forgotten writer as he was, he was unquestionably also a great one

    Archie Bland, Independent
  • Superbly understated

    Rosemary Goring, Herald
  • One of the finest books about the elusive nature of the West ever written… It’s a graceful and brutal story of isolated men gone haywire

    Time Out
  • Harsh and relentless yet muted in tone, Butcher’s Crossing paved the way for Cormac McCarthy

    New York Times Book Review

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