No Country for Old Men
Vintage International/Vintage Books, 2006 - 309 pages
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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Review: No Country for Old MenAvis d'utilisateur - Randy Patton - Goodreads
This book kind of had me on a rollercoaster of different opinions as I was reading it. To me there were various lows and highs of its ability to keep my interest. For what it was, it was ok. But I ... Consulter l'avis complet
Review: No Country for Old MenAvis d'utilisateur - James Ferrett - Goodreads
With one of the best villains I've read in a long time, No Country For Old Men had me gripped. The portentous narration by Sheriff Bell combined with Lleweyn Moss' confusion kept me invested ... Consulter l'avis complet
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