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 - Bill Kerwin - Goodreads
A taut thriller with crisp, naturalistic dialogue, this book refuses to avert its eyes from the darkness. Perhaps I'm rating this a bit low, but--considering the author's reputation--I expected more. Besides, I liked the movie better. Consulter l'avis complet
Review: No Country for Old MenAvis 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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