No Country for Old Men

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Vintage International, 2006 - 309 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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Yes, the ending is ambiguous and odd and perplexing. - LibraryThing
Characters come and go without any introduction. - LibraryThing
The writing is original and keeps you turning pages. - LibraryThing
The story moves at a roller-coaster pace. - LibraryThing

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Avis d'utilisateur  - Rakesh - Goodreads

This is surely one of the finest books I have ever read and is thoroughly enjoyable... McCarthy writes like no other writer and the book is certainly as good as the movie based on it... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: No Country for Old Men

Avis d'utilisateur  - Andrea Lakly - Goodreads

This book is a definite candidate for five stars. The dialogue is the most compelling I've read in a long time -- especially the conversation between Llewelyn and the 15-year-old-girl. My one ... Consulter l'avis complet

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À propos de l'auteur (2006)

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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