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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LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - BooksOn23rd - LibraryThing
Brutal telling of a man on the run. Story drags at the end with a lot of philosophizing that could have been incorporated in the main story itself. Consulter l'avis complet
LibraryThing ReviewAvis d'utilisateur - Schlyne - LibraryThing
I couldn't get into his writing style. I understand where he was going, but the man writes like a third grader. I felt like the desert and the desolation of the texas area was so much better and easier to see in the movie. Consulter l'avis complet
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