Check out my post over there. I talk about how Blood Meridian is really about violence. And how there's not really a central tension, except for morbid curiosity. Also, I liked it.
Read my words! And if you like what they're doing over there at that site, spread the word about them! It's pretty cool, if I do say so myself. It's a great idea. If you feel so inclined to write an annotation, too, I know they're always looking for good ones.