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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LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - George_Hamilton - LibraryThing
No slow start in this thriller – the murder of a deputy and escape of a sadistic killer; the fortuitous find by the hunter, Moss, amidst the corps of a Mexican drugs war gone wrong; propels the reader ... Consulter l'avis complet
Review: No Country for Old MenAvis d'utilisateur - Sean Owen - Goodreads
When you're a hugely acclaimed writer like Cormac McCarthy you can write a crime thriller that very closely adheres to the template. There's little new ground being broken here and from the first few ... Consulter l'avis complet
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