No Country for Old Men
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.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: No Country for Old MenUser Review - Katie - Goodreads
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
Review: No Country for Old MenUser Review - Tara Račić - Goodreads
“You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.” McCarthy's writing style (short sentences, lack of punctuation and other grammatical structures) was almost a deal-breaker for me ... Read full review