No Country for Old Men

Vintage International, 2006 - 309 pages
1877 Avis
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.

Avis des internautes - Rédiger un commentaire

Avis des utilisateurs

5 étoiles
4 étoiles
3 étoiles
2 étoiles
1 étoile

Great book, surprising easy to read. - Goodreads
The ending also kind of dragged - too many "endings." - Goodreads
Fantastic novel and amazing writing. - Goodreads
Confusing writing doesn't make a book deep. - Goodreads
Well written, page turner. - Goodreads
The prose is phenomenal, and the story brilliant. - Goodreads

LibraryThing Review

Avis d'utilisateur  - Jack-in-the-Green - LibraryThing

No Country for Old Men is one of the most disappointingly overrated books I have encountered. The ONLY point to the book is a few nostalgic and slightly poignant thoughts that Sheriff Bell has when ... Consulter l'avis complet

Review: No Country For Old Men

Avis d'utilisateur  - Glenn Russell - Goodreads

My first contact with this work of fiction was listening to a 'Partially Examined Life' podcast with 3 young philosophers and Eric Petrie, a university professor who has made a study of Cormac ... Consulter l'avis complet

Les 45 commentaires »

Autres éditions - Tout afficher

Références à ce livre

The American Western
Stephen McVeigh
Aucun aperçu disponible - 2007
Tous les résultats Google Recherche de Livres »

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.

Informations bibliographiques