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No Country for Old Men

McCarthy, Cormac, 1933- (Book - 2005 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Llewelyn Moss is hunting antelope near the Texas/Mexico border when he stumbles upon several dead men, a big stash of heroin, and more than two million dollars in cash. He takes off with the money--and the hunter becomes the hunted. A drug cartel hires a former Special Forces agent to track down the loot, and a ruthless killer joins the chase as well. Also looking for Moss is the aging Sheriff Bell, a World War II veteran who may be Moss' only hope for survival.
Authors: McCarthy, Cormac, 1933-
Statement of Responsibility: Cormac McCarthy
Title: No country for old men
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 2005
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 309 p. ; 22 cm.
Summary: Llewelyn Moss is hunting antelope near the Texas/Mexico border when he stumbles upon several dead men, a big stash of heroin, and more than two million dollars in cash. He takes off with the money--and the hunter becomes the hunted. A drug cartel hires a former Special Forces agent to track down the loot, and a ruthless killer joins the chase as well. Also looking for Moss is the aging Sheriff Bell, a World War II veteran who may be Moss' only hope for survival.
Subject Headings: Texas Fiction Sheriffs Fiction Treasure troves Fiction Drug traffic Fiction
Genre/Form: Suspense fiction
Psychological fiction
Topical Term: Sheriffs
Treasure troves
Drug traffic
LCCN: 2004064903
ISBN: 0375406778
Research Call Number: JFD 06-1220
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Jul 01, 2014
  • Piemanthe3rd rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Amazing book. Very interesting and riveting. I loved the movie and have enjoyed the authors previous works and was not disappointed in either regard. The film is a very close adaptation and the book fills in a few gaps and elaborates on things that only add to the stories overall quality. I found the ending dragged on a bit but overall I found the book to be excellent.

Jun 09, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Saw the movie numerous times and finally read the book. No excuse with eBook in circulation. There are minor deviations but the book has substantially more narratives on social issues by Sheriff Bell. A scary and thought provoking story.

Mar 29, 2013
  • pea46 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I read this book after I had seen the movie twice; otherwise it might have been a bit hard to follow. This turned out to be one of the best books I've ever read - I couldn't put it down. Although it is violent, it is also very thought-provoking. The love story of the Sheriff and his wife was endearing, which is related throughout the book. So I found this book to be engrossing from start to finish. Even if you haven't seen the movie, this book is well worth reading.

Feb 12, 2013
  • rolfmu rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Like "All the Pretty Horses" the book had me totally hooked. McCarthy"s realism is deeply disturbing and yet the sometimes overwhelming negativism is tempered throughout with insights and tenderness which take the breath away.

Jan 20, 2013
  • ambergrey100 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book has everything. Great characters, action, superb writing and the best every storyline. The best story every written in the English language in my humble opinion.

Nov 29, 2012
  • stewstealth rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A very good book that led to a very good movie. Unique writing style has the dialogue leap from the page. Well worth reading whether you have seen the movie or not.

Oct 02, 2012
  • bookwormjeph rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I saw the movie first then read the book. I was impressed as to the accuracy of the movie-even down to the dialogue as word for word in some places. However I found the book to be superior and a damn fine read, especially into the mind of the main character.

Probably the best writing of what I like to call proto-noir style. disturbing insights on vacous soulessness of the secular world.

A terrific read. McCarthy has a very unique writing style. The book is quite violent but the characters are vivid and it is hard to put down. I would recommend the film as well.

Apr 02, 2011
  • Truffs rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

McCarthy texan rhetoric - similar to Western style in 'All the Pretty Horses. Interesting murder situation - revealed in bits and pieces

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Mar 29, 2013
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Jun 09, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

... some teachers come across a survey that was sent out back in the thirties to a number of schools around the country. Had this questionnaire about what was the problems with teachin in the schools. And they come across these forms, they'd been filled out and sent in from around the country answer in these questions. And the biggest problems they could name was things like talkin in class and runnin in the hallways. Chewin gum. Copyin homework. Things of that nature. So they got one of them forms that was blank and printed up a bunch of em and sent em back out to the same schools. Forty years later. Well, here come the answers back. Rape, arson, murder. Drugs. Suicide. So I think about that. Because a lot of the time ever when I say anything about how the world is goin to hell in a handbasket people will just sort of smile and tell me I'm gettin old.

Jun 09, 2014
  • jimg2000 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

These old people I talk to, if you could of told em that there would be people on the streets of our Texas towns with green hair and bones in their noses speakin a language they couldnt even understand, well, they just flat out wouldnt of believed you. But what if you'd of told em it was their own grandchildren?

Dec 21, 2008
  • vickiz rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I had two dreams about him after he died. I dont remember the first one all that well but it was about meetin him in town somewheres and he give me some money and I think I lost it. But the second one it was like we was both back in older times and I was on horseback goin through the mountains of a night. Goin through this pass in the mountains. It was cold and there was snow on the ground and he rode past me and kept on goin. Never said nothin. He just rode on past and he had this blanket wrapped around him and he had his head down and when he rode past I seen he was carryin fire in a horn the way people used to do and I could see the horn from the light inside of it. About the color of the moon. And in the dream I knew that he was goin on ahead and that he was fixin to make a fire somewhere out there in all that dark and all that cold and I knew that whenever I got there he would be there. And then I woke up.

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