No Country for Old Men (Vintage International) (Paperback)

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Nightmarish vision of America. Although set in the 1980s, McCarthy's story about mass murders, drug running on the Texas/Mexico border, and an ice-cold, seemingly unstoppable killer is as relevant--or perhaps even more so--today as it was 30 years ago. Dazzling in style, disturbing in content. Not for the squeamish reader. — Alden Graves

The National Board of review pitched 'No Country...' as the best movie of 2007 which only means it's worthy of the book... a thrilling, terrifying, un-put-downable novel. — Stan Hynds

Nightmarish vision of America. Although set in the 1980s, McCarthy's story about mass murders, drug running on the Texas/Mexico border, and an ice-cold, seemingly unstoppable killer is as relevant--or perhaps even more so--today as it was 30 years ago. Dazzling in style, disturbing in content. Not for the squeamish reader. — Alden Graves

The National Board of review pitched 'No Country...' as the best movie of 2007 which only means it's worthy of the book... a thrilling, terrifying, un-put-downable novel. — Stan Hynds

Description


From the bestselling, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Road comes a "profoundly disturbing and gorgeously rendered" novel (The Washington Post) that returns to the Texas-Mexico border, setting of the famed Border 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 Men
is a triumph.

Look for Cormac McCarthy's new novel, The Passenger, coming October '22.

About the Author


The novels of the American writer, CORMAC McCARTHY, have received a number of literary awards, including the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His works adapted to film include All the Pretty Horses, The Road, and No Country for Old Men—the latter film receiving four Academy Awards, including the award for Best Picture.

Praise For…


“Profoundly disturbing and gorgeously rendered. The most accessible of all his works.” —Washington Post

“A narrative that rips along like hell on wheels [in a] race with the devil [on] a stage as big as Texas.” —The New York Times Book Review

“Expertly staged and pitilessly lighted. It feels like a genuine diagnosis of the postmillennial malady, a scary illumination of the oncoming darkness.” —Time

“A cause for celebration. He is nothing less than our greatest living writer, and this is a novel that must be read and remembered.” —Houston Chronicle


Product Details
ISBN: 9780375706677
ISBN-10: 0375706674
Publisher: Vintage
Publication Date: July 11th, 2006
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Vintage International