No Country for Old Men

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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Great character development and plot line. - Goodreads
The ending also kind of dragged - too many "endings." - Goodreads
Amazing story, amazing characters, amazing writing. - Goodreads
Not as good as The Road but still a page turner. - Goodreads
Amazing storytelling and characters - Goodreads
The writing was so hard to read and to focus on. - Goodreads

Review: No Country for Old Men

Avis 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 Men

Avis 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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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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