No Country For Old Men - Cormac McCarthy. Kindle Ed. Now £1.19 @ amazon

No Country For Old Men - Cormac McCarthy. Kindle Ed. Now £1.19 @ amazon

Found 28th Nov 2017
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Adapted by the Coen Brothers into an Academy Award winning film, No Country For Old Men is a dark and suspenseful novel from Cormac McCarthy, author of The Road.

Llewelyn Moss, hunting antelope near the Rio Grande, stumbles upon a transaction gone horribly wrong. Finding bullet-ridden bodies, several kilos of heroin, and a caseload of cash, he faces a choice - leave the scene as he found it, or cut the money and run. Choosing the latter, he knows, will change everything. And so begins a terrifying chain of events, in which each participant seems determined to answer the question that one asks another: how does a man decide in what order to abandon his life?


This week I travelled hopefully through Cormac McCarthy’s No Country for Old Men and Audrey Niffenegger’s Her Fearful Symmetry. Both made excellent audiobook journeys, possibly the better for being abridged. Like James Joyce, McCarthy is best appreciated when heard aloud rather than merely read, and the narrator, Sean Barrett, does his laconic, lapidary prose full justice. We are in the Big Country: Texas in 1980, with drug barons pumping slugs every which way. When Llewellyn Moss happens on a massacre and purloins a satchel containing $4.5 million, he appears doomed. But isn’t he our hero? Surely he can outwit a psychotic hit man who enjoys macabre rituals of death? Don’t hold your breath. —Christina Hardyment, The Times
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Film was fantastic. Hopefully the book will be! Thanks
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