July 11th 2006 Up to the half way point it reads like a darkish crime story without much depth.
Absolutely fantastic read!
About what they done to deserve them things”.“People complain about the bad things that happen to em that they don't deserve but they seldom mention the good.
When I was reading this book I began noticing how much the killings in it reminded me of the bible. I appreciate the nuances of a McCarthy novel: his voice, the settings, the very real characters he conjures within that mind of his. His books cannot be categorized with such a simple claim. “People complain about the bad things that happen to em that they don't deserve but they seldom mention the good. The baddie delivers a speech about why he has to kill this innocent girl and it's as if lights were suddenly thrown on to reveal I'd already seen and loved the film. The only bulwark we have against all the bad luck waiting in the wings out there.With a book like this, the movie pretty much made itself. Well, if you saw the Oscar-winning film, you pretty much got the gist. Cormac McCarthy has created - again - the perfect villain, this time in the form of a former special forces killer named Anton Chigurh. It jumped around a little too much and the violence was pointless and excessive. Chigurh is probably up there with The Joker as one of the most evil, conscience-free bad guys in literature. Nothin else.” Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I also found the ‘home-spun’ philosophy a bit hard to take.
He kills willfully and without a shred of remorse before slinking back into the woodwork unseen and uncaught.
No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy 309pp, Picador, £16.99. No Country for Old Men is a philosophical thriller written with imagination, passion and intellectual acuity rarely found in modern thrillers.
No Book for Punctuation Police.Saw the movie, read the book afterwards to fully understand the story. NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN is a perfect example. Your life is made out of the days it’s made out of. Cormac McCarthy is an American novelist and playwright. The novel grows on you.This is started as a one-star book, then progressed to four slowly as the story unfolded.
Grand writer.When I was reading this book I began noticing how much the killings in it reminded me of the bible. Upon further inspection, Moss finds a substantial quantity of heroin and a briefcase containing over two million dollars.
But the one thing I cannot accept is when people say he only writes westerns.
I'm have become a huge fan of Cormac McCarthy! From that moment on it was it was a fantastic and moving read with an especially goosebumping emphasis on the consoling and restorative beauty of human relationships. Annie Proulx's Bad Dirt: Wyoming Stories is published by Harper Perennial $24.95. Bell is precisely how he was portrayed in the film: tired, old, jaded. He has written ten novels in the Southern Gothic, western, and post-apocalyptic genres and has also written plays and screenplays. Moss is a tragic, but heroic character who gets caught up with something far beyond his abilities (which are great to say the least) to control. The baddie delivers a speech about why he has to kill this innocent girl and it's as if lights were suddenly thrown on to reveal all the clever and wondrous design of the novel which had been taking place in the dark.
Rather, his poetically crafted novels meditate on greed, power, human fallibility, cruelty, and the devastating randomness of destiny - there is no rectifying karma in his books, and often no redemption. Only one is more graphic than the other.
Then, of a sudden, there's this hallelujah moment. This is started as a one-star book, then progressed to four slowly as the story unfolded. *Coac McCartney's No Country for Old Men is a quick but intense read. Can Moss survive long enough to enjoy the money?This is my least favorite McCarthy that I have ever, ever read. I found my memory though was ingenious in withholding knowledge of what happens next until it happened on the page. Then, of a sudden, there's this hallelujah moment. Moss is a tragic, but heroic character who gets caught up with something far beyond his Coac McCartney's No Country for Old Men is a quick but intense read.
Published The story occurs in the vicinity of the United States–Mexico border in 1980 and concerns an illegal drug deal gone awry in the Texas desert back country.
Not shit, except that the man can This is my least favorite McCarthy that I have ever, ever read.
He paints with his words a world fully realized; even with a sparse writing style (in most of his books) readers are subjected to a canvas that is multilayered, complex, and unique. You have to really use your imagination when reading the bible. Then see the movie, with Javier Badem as the maddest, baddest baddy you've ever encountered. McCarthy fills in the cracks, takes away your imagination. I'd already seen and loved the film.
For those that saw the Cohen brothers' movie first (as I did years ago), the book is as bleak and violent as the movie was.