No Country for Old Men
Vintage International, 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 - Joshua Wilson - Goodreads
Better than the movie. The prose are not as moving as Blood Meridian, but we cannot expect all of the works of McCarthy to be the most prolific prose ever penned in the American canon of literature ... Consulter l'avis complet
Review: No Country for Old MenAvis d'utilisateur - James Williams - Goodreads
A good bout of fiction, with nice twists and turns. The copy I have was very light on the punctuation, so you do have to concentrate whilst reading to ensure you can follow the flow of conversations ... Consulter l'avis complet
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