All right--two things.
One is that we didn't get to talk about the similarities/dissimilarities between Child of God and other serial killer stories you might be familiar with. I'd be interested to hear about that. I have some ideas, but I don't want to poison the well prematurely.
Two, we're going to start watching High Noon today--we likely won't finish until Monday, as we have some O'Connor to talk about. I'm interested in the conventions of the genre--westerns have clearly influenced the McCarthy we're about to get into, so having an understanding of the conventions he's working with and against seems like a useful project. High Noon is a canonical western, so we should be able to compile a pretty comprehensive list of the conventions. Keep track of what you notice here.