- Paperback: 309 pages
- Publisher: Vintage; Reissue edition (October 9, 2007)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9780307387134
- ISBN-13: 978-0307387134
- ASIN: 0307387135
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 987 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,553 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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No Country for Old Men (Vintage International) Paperback – October 9, 2007
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Cormac McCarthy is one of America’s most honored writers. He has won both the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His most recent novel, The Road, received the Pulitzer Prize.
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This was my first Cormac McCarthy book, suggested by a friend who well knows my penchant for Strunk and White’s “The Elements of Style.” Commas are a rare breed, and quotation marks were extinct long before this book was written. Even so, the author’s style is fairly easy to understand, and the story drives this book anyhow. The down-home conversations reveal a lot about the characters, and the interludes with Sheriff Bell (where it seems as if he is speaking directly to us) tell us everything we want to know about the man, and more.
Mr. McCarthy balances multiple characters, allowing each to share the main stage and have their moment to shine as the book races to an unexpected climax. The plot examines motivations, particularly why different people make different decisions and the underlying currents that cause or force them to continue, right or wrong, to embrace whatever path was chosen. These moments are very revealing, and it is interesting to view each character’s interpretation of what is ethical behavior. This is not a speed read. The author’s style arm-twists us into slowing down, and for that I am grateful. Five stars.
Moss flees from a devilish homicidal maniac whose name is Anton Chigurh An old Texas sheriff Bell is given the difficult task of tracking down the evil Chigurth and saving the life of young Moss and his wife.. The exciting story will keep your interest from the first to the last page., A quick read!
The book excels in the use of dialogue. These characters speak as if they are real people. The graphic violence will be disturbing to many readers. This is not for young and impressionable readers. The novel was made into a famous movie which was awarded the Best Picture Oscar in 2007.
writes a hard, cold, mean prose almost devoid of heroes. He juxtaposes good, decent ordinary human beings up against the 21st centuries' Hannibal Lecter only this psychopath has absolutely no charm nor charisma nor overpowering intellect. Anton Chigur is a psychopath with only one saving grace; he is as relentlessly ruthless and savage as death. Read the book and maybe you'll root for the sheriff or the man who stole the dope deal gone bad's brief case full of drug money. It is a truly remarkable and enjoyable book.. The 20th century had Hannibal Lecter, a suave and brilliant psychopath. The 21st century has Anton Chigur, a frozen creature without even a hint of a soul. Take your pick: charm and great taste or the bloodless soulless threat of a great white shark on the hunt.