Disclaimer: The below criticism was written when I was fresh out of college and still in the “criticism” habit. Some of it proved to be a bit controversial and generated a lot of negative feedback. Here’s the thing: literary criticism is intended to be an interesting way of reading a text. I’m not saying that any of this is “true” or “fact.” I’m not saying Cormac MacArthy hates women. I’m not saying that “Big Oil” needs to brought to its knees because Upton Sinclair thought it exacerbated class struggle. None of this is intended to be a criticism of you or your beliefs.