bookspacePhoto of readermy comments
 home > bookspace > my comments > comment: no country for old men /
Subscribe via RSS 
No country for old men
Cormac McCarthy
Adult Fiction MCCARTH

Comments  Summary  Excerpt  Reviews  Author Notes

Summary: In his blistering new novel, Cormac McCarthy returns to the Texas-Mexico border, setting of his famedBorder 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 Menis a triumph. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Question about returns, requests or other account details?
 Add a Comment
Submission Guidelines

Find this title in the Library Catalog
Find this title in the Library Catalog


more titles about

main characters Llewelyn Moss
Male
Married
While hunting antelope he comes across dead bodies, heroine, and cash; he takes the money and runs.

Wells
Male
Ex-Special forces agent

Chigurh
Male
Psychopath

Bell
Male
Sheriff



recent comments
hcl mobile app
hclib
mobile
app
Facebook Twitter Tumblr YouTube Vimeo Flickr Federal Depository Library Federal
Depository
Library
Hennepin County Government Hennepin
County
Government
© 2014  Hennepin County Library12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305 Comments and Feedback    |    RSS