No Country for Old Men

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Nov 29, 2007 - Fiction - 219 pages
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In his blistering new novel, Cormac McCarthy returns to the Texas-Mexico border, setting of his famed Border Trilogy. The time is our own, when rustlers have given way to drug-runners and small towns have become free-fire zones.

One day, a good old boy named Llewellyn Moss finds a pickup truck surrounded by a bodyguard of dead men. A load of heroin and two million dollars in cash are still in the back. When Moss takes the money, he sets off a chain reaction of catastrophic violence that not even the law–in the person of aging, disillusioned Sheriff Bell–can contain.

As Moss tries to evade his pursuers–in particular a mysterious mastermind who flips coins for human lives–McCarthy simultaneously strips down the American crime novel and broadens its concerns to encompass themes as ancient as the Bible and as bloodily contemporary as this morning’s headlines.
No Country for Old Men is a triumph.


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Good ol' Cormac McC. Is he still alive? *checking* Woah, sure is! Only 81, too! Wow and he doesn't believe in quotation marks wow redaing this Wikipedia page is giving me so many answers. Hmmm now I ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
5
Section 3
8
Section 4
38
Section 5
41
Section 6
48
Section 7
52
Section 8
62
Section 17
161
Section 18
195
Section 19
198
Section 20
216
Section 21
219
Section 22
248
Section 23
250
Section 24
263

Section 9
65
Section 10
67
Section 11
90
Section 12
92
Section 13
123
Section 14
125
Section 15
139
Section 16
158
Section 25
281
Section 26
286
Section 27
293
Section 28
300
Section 29
303
Section 30
306
Section 31
307
Copyright

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The American Western
Stephen McVeigh
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About the author (2007)

Cormac McCarthy is the author of eight previous novels, and among his honors are the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award.


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